09:56 11 June 2010
Andew Castle will leave GMTV in the autumn, ITV has confirmed.
The ex-tennis professional and Wimbledon commentator turned breakfast TV host made a statement regarding his departure from the GMTV after 10 years on the air.
Castle said: "I have had a fantastic ten years fronting one of the UK's most-watched television programmes, but with all the changes taking place at GMTV I felt it was time for a new chapter in my life as well.
"I enjoyed both meeting and working with some very talented people at the programme and I wish all those at GMTV every success in the future."
Alison Sharman, director of factual, daytime and GMTV, thanked Castle for his work, stating: "He has been a vital and central part of the presentation team. And now he has decided to move on, I wish him good luck and best wishes with all the new projects that he will be taking on."
The 46-year-old presenter will front his last show in early September,. However, it has been confirmed that he will return to ITV later in the year as presenter of the new entertainment series '71 Degrees North'.
Ben Shephard and Penny Smith have also quit GMTV recently with former 'One Show' host Adrian Chiles takeing over the main presenting duties five days a week.
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