Sunday 22 September 2019

Adrian Chiles on Daybreak: I sat there like a bag of potatoes

The show was axed after it struggled to take off with viewers.

Adrian Chiles (Nick Potts/PA)
Adrian Chiles (Nick Potts/PA)

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Adrian Chiles has said he knows why Daybreak was not a success – he is “hopeless” in the mornings.

Chiles and his Daybreak co-presenter, Christine Bleakley, were dropped a little over a year after the ITV early-morning programme first went on air.

It was later replaced by Good Morning Britain.

According to the Daily Mirror, Chiles tells BBC show I’ll Get This: “I failed abominably. I’m just hopeless in the mornings.

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Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley (Yui Mok/PA)

“I can exist, I don’t mind being up – I just don’t like talking to anyone. I looked miserable, I was sullen, I sat there like a bag of potatoes.

“And I dragged everyone down with me the minute I walked in at 5am.”

Of leaving his job on The One Show, he says: “We were pulling in five million viewers and had Roger Moore asking to come on.

“But you don’t learn from success, you learn from failure.”

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