Dancing On Ice's Christine Bleakley ditches her management as ITV contract ends

That Dog Can Dance 2012 - Christine Bleakley

Dancing On Ice presenter Christine Bleakley has sought a new manager for the second time in three years as she nears the end of her exclusive deal with ITV.

The 34-year-old - who fronts the skating competition with Philip Schofield - switched from John Noel to Avalon Management in 2010 when she famously quit BBC One's The One Show for a 'golden handcuffs' contact at the rival channel worth £4million.

However, she has failed to connect with viewers - even being voted the 'least liked' TV host in a poll earlier this year - and as a result ITV bosses are expected to drop the deal when it runs out in June.

According to The Mirror, Christine has taken matters in to her own hands by signing up to James Grant Group, who helped Davina McCall secure new roles when she left Big Brother in 2010.

A source told the newspaper: "Since moving to ITV there is a feeling that she hasn’t fulfilled her potential and could be doing more shows. Many of their biggest and best stars are on the books with James Grant and so Christine wants to join them.

"They turned around Davina McCall's career when she was struggling a bit after Big Brother and the feeling is they can 'do a Davina' with Christine and get her back on TV more often and in better shows."

James Grant's talent roster also includes the likes of Schofield, Ant and Dec, Holly Willoughby, Reggie Yates and Emma Willis.

Christine begun her time at ITV as one of the faces of their new breakfast show Daybreak, but was dropped after fourteen months.

She has also worked on their Christmas charity telethon Text Santa, and last year she also hosted Simon Cowell's canine talent show That Dog Can Dance.

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