Christine Bleakley

Christine Bleakley


1/20/1981, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK.

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Christine Bleakley is a television presenter from Northern Ireland. She is probably best known as a presenter on The One Show on BBC One which she has done since August 2007. She also came to the notice of the viewing public when she took part in the BBC's…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In FHM's list of the Top 100 Sexiest Women poll for 2009, Christine was number 92.

    • In April 2008 Christine turned down a job on This Morning. According to The Sun newspaper, she decided against the role because she wants to stay with The One Show.

    • Christine has a phobia of birds ever since she was attacked by a flock of geese as a child.

    • When Christine isn't working she can often be found doing her ironing.

    • In January 2009 Christine travelled to Uganda to make a series of films for Comic Relief. She reported on the work that needs to be done to improve the lives of the people there.

    • Christine studied politics at Queen's University, Belfast.

    • Christine is Northern Ireland ambassador for The Prince's Trust.

    • Christine is a patron of the CineMagic children's film festival.

    • Christine began her career in media at Belfast Citybeat as a news reader and presenter from 1995 - 1997.

    • Christine did not complete her degree course, instead moving into television work full time.

    • Christine continued to work at BBC Northern Ireland whilst studying for a degree in politics.

    • Christine started her career as a runner and then trained to become floor manager working behind the scenes whilst studying for her A-Levels at Bloomfield Collegiate School in Ballyhackamore, Belfast.

  • Quotes

    • Christine: The Eagles were a bit tricky, but American guests do come on and look a bit shocked. They don't know the show and they're like, "We've got to talk about butterflies?"

    • Christine: Dolly Parton completely blew me away. She's an utter pro and a great interview and I couldn't believe she was right beside me. She held my hand while she was talking to me, which was unbelievable.

    • Christine: I'd like to fly helicopters. Air ambulance or air-sea rescue or something like that.

    • Christine: I love long lunches and lost afternoons. When you're live on the telly at 7pm five nights a week, they're a thing of the past.

    • Christine: I asked for a video camera for Christmas one year so I could record my "programmes" and I'm not in any of them. You can just hear me bossing my sister about or whoever else I'd coerced into playing TV with me.

    • Christine: From a very young age all my make-believe games revolved around pretend television programmes.

    • Christine: You have a split second to get tone, questions and all the rest of it right. You can't redo live performances.

    • Christine: I know it's boring but I'm madly obsessed with ironing.