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6.30PM News - Leeza Gibbons Television – 1988 News/Current Affairs

6.30PM News - Leeza Gibbons

Television – 1988 News/Current Affairs

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In 1988 Entertainment This Week’s host Leeza Gibbons and Coronation Street’s Christopher Quinten found love while taking part in a New Zealand 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. Warning: includes a deep pash.

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Mark Price

Reporter

Leeza Gibbons says she and Christopher Quinten met for the first time when they came to New Zealand as guests for Telethon.
- Reporter Mark Price