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Can Myleene be The One?

By Jane Graham

Now that we know Christine has decided to wave goodbye to the network which discovered her, supported her and made her a star (for a lower-rent network on which the capable Adrian Chiles is already looking awkwardly straitjacketed) it’s time to turn our attention to who might replace her.

Rumours are rife that the hot — but comfy — seat might go to professional giggler Myleene Klass. Klass plays classical piano and is thus often touted as a ‘brainy lovely’, but when she actually speaks, nothing of interest ever comes out. What is this obsession on TV with pairing bright funny, smart men like Chiles or new One Show host Jason Manford with simpering female sidekicks whose main job is to laugh at their jokes?

Ex-Culture Show host and 6Music DJ Lauren Laverne is witty, informed and charming. She reads books and can ask intelligent questions but she also loves popular culture and has real likeability.

If the BBC can think outside of the mouldy old box, they’ll confirm that Lauren has out-Klassed Myleene.

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