Simon Cowell chooses Christine Bleakley over Holly Willoughby for X Factor role

BAFTA Television Awards 2009 - Press Room

Simon Cowell has reportedly offered Christine Bleakely a role presenting the Xtra Factor telling her that she may in fact become the ‘next Cheryl’.

The one-million pound deal will reportedly reunite her with her former One Show co-host Adrian Chiles and will ‘oust’ Holly Willoughby, allowing Christine Bleakley become one of the new up-and-coming TV presenting stars over the next few years.

According to many sources, it may not only be Christine’s presenting skills that have allowed her to get such a job. It is rumoured that she is close to Mr Cowell as a source explained to Heat Magazine;

‘She knew getting in with him would be the key to career success. She made an effort to say nice things about him in the press, then she became matey with Amanda Holden – which is a stepping stone to Cowell himself.’

Amanda Holden has also mentioned that Christine joining the team would be a welcomed decision and believes that she would bring success to the show, this would cause her to move over to ITV from BBC.

Do you think Christine could do a better job than Holly?