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Sunday 20 April 2014

Could homebird Christine Bleakley be off to Los Angeles with Frank Lampard?

Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard
Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard

Christine Bleakley has agreed to relocate to America if fiance Frank Lampard makes a move to Major League Soccer, it has been reported.

The glamorous television presenter is just months away from the end of her three-year golden handcuffs deal with ITV and has yet to reveal any upcoming work projects.

And Chelsea midfielder Frank (34) has been mulling over whether to move to LA Galaxy after his likely exit from Stamford Bridge this summer, prompting speculation his fiancee would move Stateside too.

Back in January, Christine (34) hinted at a reluctance to moving to the US, saying she doesn't like to be too far away from her family in Northern Ireland.

"I'm a homebird," said the Newtownards star. "Coming to London was a big deal for me. I'm as far away from my mum and sister now than I feel comfortable with."

But now it has been reported that she is ready to move to the US to be with her man if his career takes him there.

According to the Daily Mail, she has taken the decision to relocate to LA should Lampard seal his move to the Home Depot Center in California. It was reported the loved-up pair are understood to be currently considering properties and areas to live in the US to ensure any move across the Atlantic goes as smoothly as possible.

A move to the US would conflict with Christine's decision in March to shake things up and rejuvenate her career in the UK by leaving management company Avalon to sign with the James Grant Group.

The James Grant team are credited with reviving Davina McCall's career post Big Brother and they also have, among others, funnyman Patrick Kielty and TV duo Ant and Dec on their books.

Christine has presented the last two series of Dancing On Ice for ITV, after taking over from Holly Willoughby, but it is understood no decision has been taken yet on using her for next year's series. The Belfast Telegraph contacted Christine's spokesman about the US rumours last night but there was no response.

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