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Adrian Chiles has bumper year despite Daybreak departure

7 November 2012 5:54 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

ITV presenter's company Basic Broadcasting reports profits of £2.58m for the year to the end of January 2012

Adrian Chiles's finances have flourished despite being ditched from ITV1's Daybreak, with the presenter netting more than £2.5m from his private company last year.

Chiles, who along with Christine Bleakley was ousted from Daybreak late last year, reported profits at his company Basic Broadcasting of £2.58m for the year to the end of January 2012.

Basic Broadcasting, which is used to channel Chiles's earnings, had a bumper year despite the loss of his reported £6m deal to front Daybreak.

Profits climbed more than 80% year on year from the £1.4m reported in 2011, according to documents filed at Companies House and made publicly available on Wednesday.

Chiles, who bought out his ex-wife Jane Garvey's share in the company for £335,000 in 2009, is listed as the only director of Basic Broadcasting.

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- Mark Sweney

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Antony Worrall Thompson 'blames shoplifting on childhood abuse'

15 January 2012 3:42 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Antony Worrall Thompson has revealed that he is seeing a counsellor to discover the root cause of his recent problems. The celebrity chef was arrested earlier this month after being caught shoplifting cheese from Tesco. He vowed to seek help and confessed that he fears for his mental health following the incident. In a pre-recorded interview with Adrian Chiles for tonight's That Sunday Night Show, Worrall Thompson says that he believes a series of traumas, including sexual abuse he experienced as a child, are to blame for his current situation. "I am seeing a psychoanalyst... umm what do you call it... people with addictions... addiction therapists," he said. "I want them to come up with (more) »

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