Christine Talbot left ITV Calendar after nearly 30 years | Why did she leave?

Caption : ITV Calendar presenter Christine Talbot

After presenting ITV Calendar for over 20 years, Christine has left the channel in 2021. Christine was one of the most experienced journalists, winning several awards in her career. Although she always loved her profession more than anything, she made the decision to leave her job this year. Many fans were devastated when they heard the presenter of Yorkshire news was leaving. Why is Christine Talbot leaving the show? Does she have a new job? Is she working with another channel?

Why is Christine Talbot leaving ITV Calendar?

Christine announced her departure in May 2021, saying it had been a huge privilege to work on the program all these years. Her final day at ITV Yorkshire’s flagship news was on June 30, 2021. 

In an Interview, Christine revealed that she wanted to leave her full-time job so that she can have more time to spend with her family. She also added she should leave when she still has time to do other things. Though the decision was really difficult for her, she knew it was time to move on.

This does not mean she doesn't want to do journalism anymore. She hopes to be involved in journalism and broadcasting despite leaving ITV Calendar, but with more flexibility on time.

ITV Calendar gave Christine Talbot a heartwarming farewell. She received a surprise farewell from her friends and coworkers at the station. The whole team stood and clapped for her which brought her to tears. She took to Instagram to share this special moment and thanked everyone for being there in her journey. It was an emotional moment for everyone to see Christine go.

Award-winning journalist Christine Talbot’s career

Christine began her career as a print journalist at a local newspaper. She then moved on to television journalism and started to work as a reporter. She became the main presenter on ITV Calendar in 2001. Then later Duncan Wood joined her as co-presenter.

For more than a decade Christine presented Calendar alongside Duncan Wood. Wood told the viewers of Tonight's Show that he, the rest of the team, and the viewers will miss Christine tremendously.

Christine achieved several awards during her career. The Yorkshire Royal Television Society named her journalist of the year in 2015. The same year, she also won the Yorkshire Society Media Personality. Then in the following year, she won The Yorkshire Choice Media Personality of the Year.

Christine Talbot on magazine cover

She also appeared on two YP covers. She posted both of her Yorkshire Post covers on her Instagram and the pictures are exactly 20 years apart.

Who is Christine Talbot’s husband?

Christine was born on September 15, 1969, in Lancashire. She is 52 years old at present. She lives with her husband, Chris Gregg, near Wetherby. They have one daughter named Betty. The mother and the daughter are very close with each other. 

Christine Talbot and her daughter

Christine shared a picture of her and her daughter on her Instagram where she made fun of herself for wearing the same top all these years.

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