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Crosby 'to become face of Channel 5 News'

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Emma Crosby

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Emma Crosby is close to agreeing a deal to front Channel 5 News, it has been reported.

The newsreader, who has previously worked on Sky News and GMTV, is "days away" from landing the 7pm slot vacated by Natasha Kaplinsky last year.

A source told the Daily Mail: "Emma is the ideal replacement for Natasha. The deal is all but signed - but it's fair to say that Emma will get nowhere near Natasha's deal."

Crosby's agent Jonathan Shalit said: "This will be very exciting if it happens, but nothing is confirmed yet."

It is believed that current Channel 5 newsreader Matt Barbet will continue to present the 5pm bulletin.

Crosby is presently freelancing for the BBC after being axed as the host of GMTV last year.

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