Adrian Chiles in emotional One Show farewell

The One Show host Adrian Chiles bid BBC farewell last night as he made his final appearance on the show.

Chiles is, somewhat controversially, taking over as lead presenter on GMTV, but despite telling viewers he was looking forward to the new challenges ahead, he became visibly emotional as he said goodbye.

In the closing minutes of the show, Chiles said, “I would just like to thank all the fantastic One Show team for everything and all of you for watching.

“I don’t know what I’ll do without The One Show, it’s been an absolute ball having to work with such great people and most of all Christine obviously.”

And he was further moved by a montage of tributes to him and the work he’s done on The One Show…

One was from Gordon Brown who said, “Adrian I think I last had a long talk with you at the Olympics when you did such a marvellous job presenting there.

“But you’ve done amazing things on The One Show and sports and everything else you’ve done in reporting, and you’ve simply done a great job that makes us all proud.

“And when we talk and meet up, you talk about West Bromwich Albion all the time and I talk about Raith Rovers all the time.

“At least West Bromwich are going up, I’m afraid Raith Rovers are stuck where they are.

“But my best wishes to you in everything you do in your future career.”

The leads of both the Lib Dems and the Conservatives added their own words of tribute with Nick Clegg saying, “Adrian, all the best with your move” and Tory leader David Cameron adding, “It’s been great appearing on your show, wonderful watching you on The One Show.

“I don’t know how they’re going do without you, best of luck for the future.”

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.