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Bleakley 'upset by Daybreak criticism'

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Christine Bleakley from Daybreak on ITV1.

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Christine Bleakley has stated that she was personally hurt by the criticism levelled at Daybreak.

The 31-year-old reiterated her belief that the ITV breakfast show had begun to improve, and confessed to taking initial criticism of the format to heart.

She argued to Buzz magazine: "People say they have a thick skin but we're all human. You do get upset.

"There are things that don't work, and we'll change them. We have the most magnificent view, but at 6am it's pitch black. We're learning as we go. We have to earn our right to be the choice in the mornings.

"Onwards and upwards. The last week has been great and I'm excited about the future."

Former GMTV regulars Lorraine Kelly and Fiona Phillips are amongst those to have spoken out against the replacement show, which has risen to almost 840,000 viewers in the last week.

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