Christine Lampard is a TV presenter. Over the years, she has become a common face on BBC and ITV.
Christine Louise Lampard Bleakley was born in Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital and raised in Newtownards. She began her television career as a runner and later trained to become a floor manager while attending Bloomfield Collegiate School in Ballyhackamore, Belfast, for her A-Levels.
She continued to work at BBC Northern Ireland while studying politics at Queen’s University in Belfast. Before she could complete her degree, she went into full-time television work.
She worked on the BBC Northern Ireland comedy Give My Head Peace, which aired for many years. She moved into television, hosting a variety of shows for BBC Northern Ireland.
Lampard co-hosted BBC Two’s Let Me Entertain You with Brian Conley. In July 2007, she replaced Myleene Klass as co-host of The One Show on BBC One. She co-hosted the show for three years with Adrian Chiles.
She moved to ITV after the BBC withdrew its £1 million offer to keep her on the channel. She signed a four-year contract with ITV which was worth £4 million.
According to The Sun, Christine’s company makes money from “television programme production activities.”
Christine also owns an estimated £10 million home in London with her husband and Chelsea manager Frank, according to the publication.
Lampard completed a water skiing challenge in 2010, raising £1,321,623 for Sport Relief and becoming the first person to water-ski across the English Channel. She took part in a 5 km run for Cancer Research UK in 2012, alongside Heidi Range and Roxanne Pallett.
She is a patron of the Sparks charity for children. Lampard co-hosted the charity’s winter ball with Jon Culshaw in 2015. From 2011 to 2015, she also supported the Text Santa campaign and hosted their annual telethon.