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Christine Bleakley attending a Downing Street reception

Christine Bleakley leaves Dover at the start of her challenge to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.

Christine Bleakley leaves Dover at the start of her challenge to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.

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Christine Bleakley leaves Dover at the start of her challenge to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.

Christine Bleakley leaves Dover at the start of her challenge to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.

Christine Bleakley leaves Dover at the start of her challenge to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.

Christine Bleakley leaves Dover at the start of her challenge to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.

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Christine Bleakley leaves Dover at the start of her challenge to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.

Christine Bleakley leaves Dover at the start of her challenge to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.

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Christine Bleakley leaves Dover at the start of her challenge to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.

Christine Bleakley leaves Dover at the start of her challenge to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief.

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Christine Bleakley from BBC's The One Show enjoying the snow on Primrose Hill in north London

Christine Bleakley from BBC's The One Show enjoying the snow on Primrose Hill in north London

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Christine Bleakley from BBC's The One Show enjoying the snow on Primrose Hill in north London

Christine Bleakley from BBC's The One Show enjoying the snow on Primrose Hill in north London

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Christine Bleakley and dance partner Matthew Cutler

Christine Bleakley and dance partner Matthew Cutler

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Christine Bleakley

TV presenter Christine Bleakley

TV presenter Christine Bleakley

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Christine Bleakley

Adrian Chiles says Christine Bleakley is no longer just the girl who sits beside him on a sofa

Adrian Chiles says Christine Bleakley is no longer just the girl who sits beside him on a sofa

Christine Bleakley dazzling the judges on the Strictly Come Dancing

Christine Bleakley dazzling the judges on the Strictly Come Dancing

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Christine Bleakley

BBC handout photo of television presenter Christine Bleakley and partner Matthew Cutler after being voted out in this week's Strictly Come Dancing. Television presenter Christine Bleakley and partner Matthew Cutler was voted out. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday December 1 2008. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: BBC/PA Wire

BBC handout photo of television presenter Christine Bleakley and partner Matthew Cutler after being voted out in this week's Strictly Come Dancing. Television presenter Christine Bleakley and partner Matthew Cutler was voted out. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday December 1 2008. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: BBC/PA Wire

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Christine Bleakley with dance partner Matthew Cutler

Christine Bleakley with dance partner Matthew Cutler

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Christine Bleakley

Christine Bleakley arrives at the BAFTA Television Awards 2009 at the Royal Festival Hall on April 26, 2009 in London, England.

Christine Bleakley arrives at the BAFTA Television Awards 2009 at the Royal Festival Hall on April 26, 2009 in London, England.

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Christine Bleakley

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Christine Bleakley and her ex-boyfriend Mark Beirne

Christine Bleakley and her ex-boyfriend Mark Beirne

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Christine Bleakley

Christine Bleakley in the new Sport Relief T-shirt

Christine Bleakley in the new Sport Relief T-shirt

BBC presenter Christine  will attempt to water-ski across the English Channel for charity

BBC presenter Christine will attempt to water-ski across the English Channel for charity

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Christine Bleakley

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Presenter Christine Bleakley

Presenter Christine Bleakley

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Christine Bleakley from BBC's The One Show is held up by two fans, whilst out enjoying the snow on Primrose Hill in north London

Christine Bleakley from BBC's The One Show is held up by two fans, whilst out enjoying the snow on Primrose Hill in north London

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Christine Bleakley

England star Frank Lampard spent a romantic last night with girlfriend Christine Bleakley before jetting off for the World Cup in South Africa.

The pair dined out at the exclusive Dorchester Hotel in London before Lampard left for the month-long tournament.

Christine kept it simple, stepping out in a black blazer over a silky gold top, black jeans and a black pair of heels. The pair stayed in the bar until 1am before heading back home for more quality time together.

Less than 24 hours later, Lampard was among the England squad that jetted out of Heathrow for Johannesburg.

Fabio Capello's 23-man squad smiled for the cameras for the traditional pre-departure pictures before boarding a Virgin Airbus for the 11-hour flight.

Before jetting off, England skipper Rio Ferdinand said the squad was ready for the challenge.

“There's no fear,” he said. “This comes around every four years, I've been to three tournaments before this one and I've enjoyed every minute.

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“It's just great to go out there knowing that you're one of the best players in your country, playing alongside the best players in the world, that's an achievement in itself.”

England’s first game is against the USA on June 12.


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