Belfast Telegraph

Bleakley 'relishing late nights'

Axed Daybreak presenter Christine Bleakley revealed she is looking forward to letting her "hair down" when she bows out of the show next week.

She and co-host Adrian Chiles will front their final edition of ITV1's breakfast show on Monday.

And Christine, 32, said she is relishing the prospect of enjoying her evenings again, instead of going to bed early.

She said: "I won't miss the 3am starts, I'm going to be honest with you. Or going to bed early either - probably that even more than getting up!

"It will be nice to let my hair down a bit more and enjoy life more now that time schedules and will be different and I don't have to get up at 3am midweek.

"So I might start going out more midweek and enjoy my evenings again."

Christine - who is engaged to footballer Frank Lampard - revealed she is hoping to be taken out to dinner more now.

She said: "It's not even so much partying - going out for dinner is my favourite thing in the whole world. It could be to the local Chinese or some fancy place or anything in between, I just love that whole experience, love my food. So ideally I'll just go out for nice meals and a few glasses here and there."

The Northern Irish star said she was fond of the Daybreak team and said she'll be taking advantage of her lie-ins to watch the show from her bed. She said: "We've all become incredibly close because at that time of the morning you tend to feel that you're the only people alive at that stage, and you're in your own little bubble."

Christine is taking over from Holly Willoughby as the co-host of Dancing On Ice in the new year.

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