Daybreak Replaces Adrian Chiles And Christine Bleakley With Toby Jug And Plate Of Beans
This is Chiles, the former BBC presenter of business and then sport who got into the mood while covering the Beijing Olympics by attempting a forward roll in his hotel room. He “executed it”. This was presenting from the Stanislavski school. Morning telly fans expected to see Chiles lumbering into the shower as he presented a segment on cooking with seaweed and up to his chin in a plate of eggs, bacon and black pudding as he chaired a studio debate on why World War 2 tyrants favoured a front crease in their trousers.
Adrian did design a range of underpants for sale at Marks & Spencer. But he never presented the show while wearing them as his trousers steamed on a Corby trouser press, the setting on “Stalin”. (Daybreak – we have ideas; call us.)
Alongside TV’s Toby Jug in knickers sat Christine Bleakley. Little to say about her other than she dates Chelsea player Frank Lampard and the Sun reports:
Brummie Adrian, 44, is seen by many as “grumpy” and Christine, 32, as an “airhead” according to research.
What research, we are not told. But to our mind Bleakley was less full of air than a walking olive oil press, seeming to glisten on the magic box in much the same way Nigella Lawson’s pan fried runner beans shine on the plate.
Anyhow, both have now left the show, to be replaced by a Toby Jug and those beans. Chiles is bound to return to the BBC, while Bleakley is a hoof-in for Strictly Come Dancing or some other reality TV show or, if she can stand the on-screen competition, a cooking show…