Anorak News | Adrian Chiles Loses £1Million On GMTV

Adrian Chiles Loses £1Million On GMTV

by | 20th, April 2010

ADRIAN Chiles has been robbed of £1milion. The bloke-next-door-styled TV diva has left the BBC under a cloud. The story goes that he had a hissy fit at talk of replacing him on The One Show’s Friday night slot with Chris Evans.

So, will it be the ordinary bloke who can read an autocue without laughing and mocking the content of the thing he’s trailing (now, John Craven visits a homophobic windmill in Stroud)  or the man whose TFI Friday show was a hit and who in his pomp enlivened a moribund telly schedule? Tough call.

Or is it? Chiles become the byword for early evening rebellion on the telly by wearing Frank Bough’s hairy knickers as a beard.

So, Chiles takes £5milion to go and work for GMTV and ITV, says the Express. Or, as the Mail says, £6million. The Times says Chiles has signed a four-year deal with ITV, understood to be worth £1.5 million a year. We also learn that was paid at the BBC “just under £1 million a year”.

Anyone trying to work out why he went and women will soon be waking up with Chiles?

Andrew Billen observes:

For the BBC’s Adrian Chiles, it has been the best of times and the worst of times. The best professionally. His worst personally. For the rest of us it has been Adrian Chiles at all times.

Not any more…

Posted: 20th, April 2010 | In: TV & Radio Comment | TrackBack | Permalink