Throwback Thursday: When Leeza Met Christopher

Publish Date
Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:59PM

In 1988 Entertainment This Week’s host Leeza Gibbons and Coronation Street’s Christopher Quinten (Brian Tilsley) found love in New Zealand while taking part in Telethon. The pair starred in two of New Zealand’s favourite TV shows and the sight of them falling for each other live in the Christchurch studios was the talk of the country; viewers — like the couple — were literally agape. This 6.30PM News segment re-caps the romance and follows the duo to Arrowtown for a winter stroll. A year later they were married, but by 1991 it was all over.

Click on the green square above to watch. Warning: includes a deep pash with plenty of Tilsley tongue!