Celebrity Haunted Mansion: Christine Lampard profile

The Northern Irish broadcaster certainly has an impressive pedigree when it comes to TV presenting, but she’s also had some spooky experiences of her own. So it’s no wonder we snapped her up again to host our second 'Celebrity Haunted' series.

Celebrity Haunted Mansion: Christine Lampard profile

Following the success of Celebrity Haunted Hotel, Christine Lampard is back with Matt Richardson to present Celebrity Haunted Mansion. This time, two teams of celebrities compete against each other to become champion ghost hunter at a gothic house in Gloucestershire said to be infested with scary spirits.

Born in Newry in Northern Ireland, Christine grew up in Newtownards, a large town in County Down. Her first spooky experience happened when she was only 12 years old.

She had just started at a new school but none of her friends were there and she wanted to move. One morning, a complete stranger stopped Christine and her mum on the street claiming to be a medium. She said that Christine's grandmother had communicated with her and told her that she knew Christine was unhappy but, if she stayed in the school, it would all work out.

Which it did! Christine flourished and went on to study for her A-Levels and then politics at Queen's University, Belfast. But she was also bitten by the TV bug and, after working as a runner and then a floor manager at BBC NI alongside her studies, she decided to move into television work full-time rather than complete her degree.

It was obviously the right move. After hosting a wide variety of shows on BBC NI, she replaced Myleene Klass on The One Show in 2007 and became a household name. Hosting Daybreak on ITV - also with Adrian Chiles - came next and then Dancing on Ice and This Morning alongside Phillip Schofield. And, of course, most recently Christine is known for ITV lunchtime chat show Loose Women.

Another eerie occurrence happened with her husband, footballer Frank Lampard, whom she married in 2015. One day the pair were walking down the street, past some scaffolding, when Christine was overcome by a powerful urge to push him into the road. It's fortunate that she did because, moments later, a huge chunk of metal fell from above, right into the spot where Frank would have been. To this day, Christine is convinced that she saved his life and otherworldly forces helped her to do so.