Early Daybreak exits for Chiles and Bleakley?
Daybreak presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley could exit the struggling breakfast programme earlier than thought.
The Sun claims the two presenters could leave the show as early as next week. It was revealed last month that ITV were dropping the two from Daybreak confirming months of rumours about their possible departures. ITV claimed their exits was so the two could concentrate on prime-time work; Bleakley on Dancing on Ice and Chiles on ITV’s football coverage and That Sunday Night Show. However, the poor ratings performance of Daybreak since it launched in September 2010 has also been blamed for their exits.
The Sun claims that Daybreak bosses were hoping the two would remain until Christmas but the tabloid reports that Chiles has told bosses ‘It’s over, let’s move on‘ and speculates the two could leave as early as next week. The tabloid goes on to speculate whether their final episode would feature a “best of” package but a source is quoted as saying ‘I think they’d both rather just go quietly.’ Perhaps it would be too hard to put together a ‘best of’ package for what has, so far, been a disaster.