Christine Lampard moved into television with BBC Northern Ireland hosting a wide variety of shows. One of her programmes was called Sky High which saw her flying around Northern Ireland in a helicopter in 2004. A weekly entertainment show called First Stop followed, and she also hosted Would You Pass The 11+ and BBC NI coverage of Children in Need. She also took part in cookery show, Spill the Beans
Outside Northern Ireland, Christine Lampard co-hosted the BBC Two’s Let Me Entertain You with Brian Conley. In July 2007, she became co-host of The One Show on BBC One, replacing Myleene Klass as the female co-host. Christine Lampard and Adrian Chiles hosted the show for three years. On 20 January 2010, comedian Patrick Kielty was a guest on The One Show, when he revealed Christine Lampard’s mobile number to the camera, to prove that he had her number to celebrate their double birthday celebrations. Within five minutes of Kielty’s mistake, Christine Lampard was bombarded with calls and text messages.
In October 2009, Christine co-presented The Teaching Awards alongside Jeremy Vine on BBC Two. In March 2010, Christine Lampard co-hosted a segment of the Sport Relief telethon with Gary Lineker.
When Chiles left the BBC in 2010, there was a great deal of speculation on whether Christine Lampard would extend her BBC contract or move to ITV. After the speculation, Christine Lampard also left The One Show to join ITV as the co-host of Daybreak following Adrian Chiles’ departure from the BBC to ITV. Questions were raised in Parliament over the size and scale of the proposed £900,000 per year two-year BBC contract. Shortly after she fired her long-term manager and signed with Chiles’ management company, on 20 June 2010, the BBC announced that it had withdrawn an offer to extend her current contract. Later that day ITV (owners of GMTV) announced she would again partner Chiles by co-hosting the revamped breakfast show with him, and also hosting other entertainment programmes. On 8 July 2010, the BBC confirmed that Christine Lampard was not returning to The One Show after the programme returned from the World Cup break on 12 July.
Christine Lampard moved to ITV less than three hours after the BBC had withdrawn their Â£1 million offer for her to remain on the channel. She joined ITV on a four-year contract worth £4 million.
I am looking forward to a brand new experience at ITV albeit with an old friend. And it will be exciting to work alongside Peter Fincham again, who kindly gave me a break on The One Show in the first place. I have been torn between working with Adrian Chiles and remaining at the BBC.
On 6 September 2010, Christine Lampard joined Chiles to host ITV Breakfast’s Daybreak. The programme suffered mixed reviews and poor viewing figures in its first weeks on air, and Christine Lampard herself was the subject of criticism. On 18 November 2011, Christine Lampard and co-presenter Chiles were replaced by Dan Lobb and Kate Garraway who presented on an interim basis. In September 2012, they were replaced by Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly.
Since 2011, Christine Lampard has co-hosted ITV’s Christmas telethon Text Santa. In 2011, 2014 and 2015, she co-hosted the charity appeal with Phillip Schofield and with Paddy McGuinness in 2012 and 2013.
Christine Lampard has hosted a number of ITV Specials, including Simply Red: For the Last Time in 2010, Duran Duran: One Night Only in 2011 and Michael Flatley: A Night to Remember in 2014.
On Boxing Day 2012, Christine Lampard hosted That Dog Can Dance.
In 2011, Christine Lampard became Phillip Schofield’s co-presenter on Dancing on Ice, replacing Holly Willoughby who joined The Voice UK. She presented three series of the show between 2012 and 2014 when it came to an end after the ninth series on 9 March 2014. For each episode of Dancing on Ice, Christine Lampard was paid £24,163. When she was hosting the show, she was the highest paid female television star, earning around Â£400 per minute.
On 11 May 2011, Christine Lampard presented The National Movie Awards.
On 1 November 2013, Christine Lampard began presenting a series called Off The Beaten Track. On 3 March 2014, the show was axed, despite good viewing figures. Of this announcement, a spokesperson for the channel said “We’re looking at several other projects to work on with Christine, who remains a big part of the ITV presenting line-up”.
Christine Lampard was a frequent stand-in host on This Morning, subbing whenever Phillip Schofield or Holly Willoughby were unable to appear.
On 23 December 2014, Christine Lampard co-hosted one-off documentary Roman Britain From the Air with Michael Scott. On 27 December 2014, Christine Lampard hosted the one-off magic special Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality. and acted as Oake’s assistant in two illusions, first being made to appear on a large motorcycle and then being sawed in half in Oake’s Clearly Impossible sawing illusion.
In 2015, Christine Lampard hosted the six-part documentary series Wild Ireland which saw her travel across the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. The show began airing on 13 April 2015.
At the beginning of her career, Christine Lampard worked at Belfast Citybeat as a newsreader and presenter, working with Stephen Nolan.
From January to March 2015, Christine Lampard presented a Sunday afternoon programme called Sunday Lunch from 3 to 4pm on Magic Radio.