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    VB1: Adrian Chiles quits BBC, joins ITV (Football & GMTV)

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    ITV STATEMENT:
    ITV has signed an exclusive four-year deal with Adrian Chiles to present a range of high profile programming, including ITV's football coverage and GMTV.

    Chiles will lead ITV's World Cup coverage in June, including England's two peaktime opening games, and from next season he will be in the chair for the Champions League, England's home internationals and away friendlies as well as The FA Cup - the best portfolio of live free-to-air games in the country.

    The deal will also see Chiles take a seat on the GMTV sofa five mornings a week later this year and he will host a new factual entertainment series from 2011.

    Peter Fincham, ITV Director of Television, Channels and Online, said:

    "Adrian is a brilliant presenter, journalist and a football fanatic - I'm very much looking forward to working with him again when he joins ITV.

    "He has the rare talent of being able to make television presenting look effortless. He will be at home at ITV whether it is on our flagship breakfast programme or in the football studio."

    Adrian Chiles said:

    "I'm absolutely delighted to be joining ITV, especially as I'll be renewing acquaintances with two key figures in my career: Peter Fincham, who conceived The One Show in the first place and asked me to present it. I'm delighted to be part of his ambitious plans for ITV. And I'm also looking forward to working again with Niall Sloane who, as the BBC's head of football, launched Match of the Day 2 with me.

    "The chance to front ITV's football coverage and GMTV would have proved an irresistible opportunity at the best of times. But, coming as it did at an awkward period for me at the BBC, it made the decision to leave not quite as hard as it might have been.

    "I would have been happy to stay at the BBC doing the same shows on the same terms, especially The One Show, of which I am so proud having worked on it since the first pilots four years ago.

    "It's no secret how disappointed I was by the controller's decision to change an apparently successful and well-loved show at this stage, but fully respect her right to do so and sincerely wish her and the brilliant One Show team well with it.

    "I've spent all my working life at the BBC, working with and learning from some of the best people in the business. I will miss all my friends and colleagues very much but can't wait to get started with new people on two major new challenges for me at ITV."

    21 Comments

    Original Poster Banned

    Bit weird, but I guess the live football on offer helped!

    He is more of a potato head than I am.

    Not good!

    He's good too!
    I bet Chris Evans replaces him!
    Hopefully he stays on for The Apprentice : You're fired.. can't imagine someone else doing that.

    You have to say for a bloke with limited talent he's done alright for himself.

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    Than man has the personality of a piece of paper. A piece of paper with nothing on it.

    He seems like a nice enough guy, but I have no idea how he has pulled off the career he has!

    Onederful news:thumbsup:

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    For a guy with the personality of cardboard he has done well
    I think he's a likeable character despite lacking any charisma

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    5nowman;8399823

    Not good!He's good too!I bet Chris Evans replaces him!Hopefully he stays … Not good!He's good too!I bet Chris Evans replaces him!Hopefully he stays on for The Apprentice : You're fired.. can't imagine someone else doing that.



    He won't be doing any work for the BBC, so I guess not!


    Fronting World Cup coverage as well.

    what are the changes to the one show that he is referring to - is it Chris evan presenting on friday ?

    Great now he can ruin the world cup for me i truely dispise the guy on tv, so dry and boring

    BBC Breakfast's Chris Hollins is expected to replace Chiles on BBC One's weekday evening magazine show.

    winifer;8399898

    Great now he can ruin the world cup for me i truely dispise the guy on … Great now he can ruin the world cup for me i truely dispise the guy on tv, so dry and boring



    Can't make ITVs football coverage any worse can he?

    dananana;8399956

    Can't make ITVs football coverage any worse can he?



    True but if we have to lump it with itv i would prefer someone with a bit more passion and appeal ;-)

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    whatsThePoint;8400010

    I was OK with him until he report carol thatcher for something she said … I was OK with him until he report carol thatcher for something she said in private, thought of him as a ...... since then



    Thats when I started to respect him. Not because of what she said, but just that shes a complete cretin.

    whatsThePoint;8400010

    I was OK with him until he report carol thatcher for something she said … I was OK with him until he report carol thatcher for something she said in private, thought of him as a ...... since then



    if they let that sex pest kohli back on maybe now they'll get thatcher back just to get it right up chiles and appease the backlash from the daily mail readers who think this show is the new diana.

    DJ1;8399851

    Than man has the personality of a piece of paper. A piece of paper with … Than man has the personality of a piece of paper. A piece of paper with nothing on it. He seems like a nice enough guy, but I have no idea how he has pulled off the career he has!



    Hard work

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    DJ1;8399851

    Than man has the personality of a piece of paper. A piece of paper with … Than man has the personality of a piece of paper. A piece of paper with nothing on it. He seems like a nice enough guy, but I have no idea how he has pulled off the career he has!



    I thought that was the criteria for TV personalities these days?

    Moving from one pointless show to another then.

    I know why the One Show is popular - it's because there's sod all else on at the same time.

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    moob;8400381

    Moving from one pointless show to another then.I know why the One Show is … Moving from one pointless show to another then.I know why the One Show is popular - it's because there's sod all else on at the same time.



    So true

    Might aswell let Fearne Cotton cover the World cup.

    moob;8400381

    Moving from one pointless show to another then.I know why the One Show is … Moving from one pointless show to another then.I know why the One Show is popular - it's because there's sod all else on at the same time.



    or it could be Christine is a honey:thumbsup:
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