The One Show’s Adrian Chiles has announced he is to leave the BBC following the well-publicised decision to replace him with Chris Evans in the weeknightly magazine programme’s Friday slot.
Chiles, who also presents Match of the Day 2 on Sunday nights, will now take his lugubrious presenting style to ITV, where he’ll join breakfast show GMTV as well as heading up the broadcaster’s football coverage, including the World Cup and Champions League.
He said, “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 not quite as hard as it might have been.”
He added, “I would have been happy to stay at the BBC doing the same shows on the same terms, especially The One Show.”
BBC Breakfast sports correspondent Chris Hollins is set to replace Chiles on The One Show, co-hosting alongside Christine Bleakley.