CITV presenter Danielle Nicholls reveals she secretly kissed a pop star and had a cheeky fling with a footballer in the dressing room after the show.
Danielle Nicholls has revealed her secret and crazy antics in the CITV dressing room.
In light of the news that the channel will be axed after 17 years, Danielle has revealed her naughtiest behind-the-scenes memories.
Talk to The star of the dayshe said: “I remember when I was just 19 and on CITV, I kissed a pop star in the dressing room.”
She added: “It was quite cheeky, but I did even more than that with a footballer. The good news is that I ended up marrying him, so that was fine!’
Cheeky! Danielle Nicholls revealed her secret antics in the CITV dressing room (2000 photo)
Early life: The 43-year-old presenter launched her career on the children’s channel in 1998, when she was just 19, alongside Stephen Mulhern (pictured) and Holly Willoughby.
Saucy: In light of the announcement that the channel will be axed after 17 years, Danielle has revealed her naughtiest behind-the-scenes memories
Danielle married former Charlton Athletic footballer and manager Dean Holden in June 2006.
Discussing ITV’s decision to shut down CITV in September, she expressed her sadness and said it would affect the discovery of new talent.
Danielle said: “It’s really sad that they’re cutting children’s television. There are all these very famous presenters who came out of it, Ant and Dec, Cat Deeley, Andi Peters.
“I think it will have an impact on television in general. Kids TV is where you learn your craft, it’s where you learn the craft and you have a natural progression.
Prior to its launch as an exclusive channel in 2006, CITV was the brand used to air afternoon shows aimed at children and was first used in 1983.
The channel has hosted iconic shows such as Jungle Run, The Worst Witch and Art Attack.
But now ITV has moved all of its children’s programming to its new ITVX Kids streaming platform, which launched in July.
Craig Morris, Editor-in-Chief of ITVX, said: “We’re really excited to launch this dedicated kids’ destination on ITVX, which will host a wealth of content including new series, recognizable brands and existing favorites for different ages. , all in a child-safe space, with editorial curation to guide viewing.
Romance: Danielle married former Charlton Athletic footballer and manager Dean Holden (pictured in 2021) in June 2006
Moving on: ITV has moved its entire range of children’s programming to its new ITVX Kids streaming platform, which launched in July and will phase out CITV in September.
To explain their decision, ITV bosses revealed that the average weekly broadcast minutes of children’s TV channels watched by 4-15 year olds has fallen by 62% since 2019.
Streaming audience figures have increased by 30% over the same period.
ITV has confirmed that the platform will feature a range of new shows, as well as classic episodes of nostalgic series such as Bob the Builder and Mr Bean.
However, ITV will continue to show the pre-school segment LittleBe and will offer early morning children’s content on ITV2 from September.
Since its inception 17 years ago, CITV has hosted shows including the animated shows The Rubbish World by Dave Spud and Horrid Henry.