Christine Bleakley

After meeting on the TV show Strictly Come Dancing last year where both appeared as contestants, they struck up a firm friendship. Both parties are keeping tight-lipped as to whether his has developed into something more. A spokesperson for Mark came out to say the two are “friends” and were enjoying a “private holiday.”

Since splitting from her fiancé, Mark Beirne, in January the Northern Irish presenter has been linked to several men, most notably her co-host on the One Show, Adrian Chiles. The rumours were fuelled after Chiles split from his wife, Jane Garvey, last year.

There’s no denying the colleagues are close, Chiles even accompanied Bleakley to the airport last week when she jetted off on holiday. It was also reported the 30-year-old presenter turned down the offer of replacing Fern Britton on This Morning out of loyalty to Chiles.

Christine is due back on the One Show sofa this week bringing her holiday with Mark Foster and friends to an end. We’ll have to wait and see if this was just a holiday romance, or something more substantial.


Originally from Anglesey but moved to Cardiff earlier this year after living in London for the past 4 years. Having undertaken a degree in English Literature from the University Of Wales Bangor, I won a place at The Drama Centre London, Central Saint Martins to study towards a Masters degree.

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