Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary are becoming a member of the This Morning staff (Image: Rex)
Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary are set to exchange Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning.
The duo, who impressed producers with their presenting duties through the summer time, will take over from Eamonn and Ruth on their weekly Friday slot.
Alison and Dermot will host This Morning from January 8, 2021, whereas Eamonn and Ruth will proceed to host the present throughout key holidays.
Talking of her new internet hosting duties, Alison Hammond started: ‘I by no means dreamt that once I first joined This Morning – initially for a couple of months – that I’d nonetheless be there 19 years later.
‘I genuinely care concerning the present and the viewers who watch, so it’s an enormous privilege and honour to be internet hosting a present I am keen on a lot. I’m simply actually excited to be doing much more of what I really like alongside the beautiful Dermot.’
Eamonn and Ruth have reassured followers that ‘it’s not goodbye’ (Image: Rex)
Dermot went on so as to add that the pair ‘have big footwear to fill’ however he’s delighted to be co-hosting the present.
He continued: ‘I’m deeply thrilled and honoured to be becoming a member of the This Morning staff subsequent yr. We have now big footwear to fill and we’re properly conscious what a privilege it’s to be getting into them.
‘Above all, we need to have enjoyable and for you to have the ability to kick your weekend off with a smile, particularly given the yr we’ve all had. So I’m delighted to be co-hosting with the residing embodiment of sunshine on a wet day. I can’t wait to get began.’
Alison and Dermot had been a success with viewer through the summer time holidays (Image: ITV)
Married couple Ruth and Eamonn first joined This Morning in 2006 and have been internet hosting the Friday programme and faculty holidays ever since, with Holly, 39, and Phil, 58, presenting Monday to Thursday.
Addressing the information, the much-loved couple launched a joint assertion on Twitter, the place they reassured followers that ‘it wasn’t goodbye’.
‘It’s a altering of the guard on Fridays from January,’ they tweeted.
‘We hope you make Alison and Dermot as welcome as you’ve made us over time. Have a Ball you two! It’s not Goodbye from us, it’s merely Au Revoir till the subsequent half time period.’
Earlier this month, ITV denied the claims that Alison and Dermot had been changing Eamonn and Ruth after rumours began to floor on-line.
Dermot additionally just lately addressed the studies in an interview the place he mentioned he would ‘like to do extra presenting’ on This Morning, however didn’t ‘want to tread on anyone’s toes’.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.