Birth name Christine Louise Bleakley

Birthday 2 February 1979

Star sign Aquarius

Birthplace Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland

Christine Bleakley was born in Newtownards to mum Mina and dad Frederick in 1979. She has a younger sister called Nicola.

After studying at Bloomfield Collegiate School, Christine enrolled on a politics degree at Queen’s University Belfast but left before finishing the course to take a job at BBC Northern Ireland.

She worked behind the camera and hoped to pursue a career in production but was persuaded to become a presenter, despite previously turning the offer down.

Christine Bleakley hosted several programmes on Northern Irish TV before being drafted in as a replacement for pregnant Myleene Klass on The One Show in 2007.

Myleene had gone into early labour and Christine got the call whilst at an airport in Belfast.

Her bubbly personality and chemistry with co-presenter Adrian Chiles made her a hit with viewers and the show became very popular.

She appeared as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008 and came in 5th place with dance partner Matthew Cutler.

After Adrian switched from the BBC to ITV in 2010, Christine followed suit and the pair reunited to front new morning show Daybreak.

But just over a year later both Adrian and Christine left the programme, which had been struggling in the ratings war against BBC Breakfast.

Christine has continued to present several shows on ITV, including Text Santa and Dancing On Ice. She is also a regular fill-in host on This Morning.

In 2009 Christine Bleakley started dating footballer Frank Lampard. They got engaged in 2011 during a trip to Los Angeles but have yet to tie the knot.

Frank has two daughters, Luna and Isla, from his previous relationship with model Elen Rivas and Christine has become a doting stepmum to the girls.

Despite former Chelsea star Frank signing for New York City FC, Christine has no plans to relocate to New York.

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