Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley exit Daybreak

Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley have made their exit from troubled ITV breakfast show ‘Daybreak’.

It was a low-key affair intended to maintain the illusion that they weren’t axed from the show with both mentioning their future work for ITV.

“I'm off to concentrate on the football and Christine is being put on ice,” said Chiles, referring to Bleakley’s new job alongside Phillip Schofield as host of the upcoming series of ‘Dancing on Ice’.

The pair’s departure was announced in November following the continued disappointing viewing figures which have dogged the show since its birth just over a year ago.

Bleakley ended the show saying, “As you may or may not know, this is our last show. We'd just like to say thanks a million to the rest of the on-air team. That is just about it from us, good luck and have a great Christmas. Bye bye.”

Last week Christine Bleakley spoke of her impending ‘Daybreak’ exit.

She said, “It will be nice to let my hair down a bit more and enjoy life more now that time schedules will be different and I don't have to get up at 3am midweek. So I might start going out more midweek and enjoy my evenings again.”

Lucky her.