The One Show‘s Christine Bleakley has reportedly turned down a job on This Morning – because she wants to remain working with her current co-host Adrian Chiles.

Christine is thought to have been offered Fern Britton’s role on the ITV1 show, but has decided to stick with The One Show on BBC1, which she presents with Adrian, according to reports in The Sun.

At the Baftas on Sunday night, Christine – who appeared on the last series of Strictly Come Dancing – confirmed she had been in talks with This Morning chiefs about replacing Fern as host alongside Phillip Schofield.

She said: “I am more than happy at The One Show. [Doing This Morning] would mean getting up very early. I am definitely a night owl.

“It is a nice thing to be asked but I am very happy where I am for the time being.”

There was speculation that Christine and Adrian were romantically involved after they were pictured spending time in a London flat together. Both denied the rumours.

Back in March, Fern announced she was leaving This Morning after 10 years on the show.

Myleene Klass, Fiona Phillips, Emma Forbes, Ruth Langsford and Gabby Logan have also been touted as possible replacements for Fern, who leaves when the current series ends in July.

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