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alert-–-holly-willoughby-and-phillip-schofield’s-permanent-replacements-on-this-morning-‘finally-revealed-as-new-hosting-duo-get-set-to-take-over’Alert – Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s permanent replacements on This Morning ‘FINALLY revealed as new hosting duo get set to take over’

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s permanent replacements on This Morning have finally been revealed, it has been reported.

The presenters, 42 and 61, both left the ITV daytime show last year and since there has been a rotating group of stars at the helm.

But now a new report suggests that Cat Deeley – who guest presented last November – and Good Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard will take over for the Monday to Thursday slot.

It has been reported that their launch pictures ahead of the official announcement will be shot later this month along with new promotions for the show. 

A source told The Mirror: ‘The cat’s out of the bag – they are the new dream team. ITV is planning to announce Cat and Ben as their new star pairing in March.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield's permanent replacements on This Morning have finally been revealed, it has been reported

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s permanent replacements on This Morning have finally been revealed, it has been reported

Cat Deeley

Ben Shephard

A new report suggests that Cat Deeley (left) – who guest presented last November – and Good Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard (right) will take over for the Monday to Thursday slot

‘Obviously Ben is well known and loved by the ITV daytime audience thanks to his many years on the breakfast sofa. Cat is also a very recognisable face, thanks to her long stint of working on kids’ TV, although she’s been over in the US for a long time. 

‘People were very impressed with her guest presenting stint last year alongside Rylan and thankfully the timing has all come together. Everyone is delighted.’

It comes after it was reported late last year that Cat had ‘turned down’ the job offer. 

Cat, Ben and ITV have been contacted by for further comment. 

Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond look set to continue as the show’s regular Friday and school holiday presenters. 

It comes after Holly left the show last October ‘for the sake of her family’ after discovering she was the target of a foiled kidnap and murder plot and has since not been replaced permanently. 

It came five months after Phillip Schofield’s departure after his affair with a young male showrunner was made public, followed by claims of an increasingly strained relationship with his co-host.

Cat, 47, – who is married to fellow presenter Patrick Kielty – began her career as a co-presenter for the ITV children’s show SMTV Live, for which she won a BAFTA Children’s Award, and its spin-off chart show CD:UK. 

The presenters, 42 and 61, both left the ITV daytime show last year and since there has been a rotating group of stars at the helm

The presenters, 42 and 61, both left the ITV daytime show last year and since there has been a rotating group of stars at the helm

It has been reported that their launch pictures ahead of the official announcement will be shot later this month along with new promotions for the show (Cat with Craig Doyle guest presenting on Nov 15 2023)

It has been reported that their launch pictures ahead of the official announcement will be shot later this month along with new promotions for the show (Cat with Craig Doyle guest presenting on Nov 15 2023)

Ben, 49, joined GMB in 2014 and has been with them ever since and is one of their most loved stars (seen with Charlotte Hawkins on the show)

Ben, 49, joined GMB in 2014 and has been with them ever since and is one of their most loved stars (seen with Charlotte Hawkins on the show)

Cat began her career as a co-presenter for the ITV children's show SMTV Live, for which she won a BAFTA Children's Award, and its spin-off chart show CD:UK (seen in 2000 with Ant and Dec)

Cat began her career as a co-presenter for the ITV children’s show SMTV Live, for which she won a BAFTA Children’s Award, and its spin-off chart show CD:UK (seen in 2000 with Ant and Dec)

Meanwhile Ben, 49, joined GMB in 2014 and has been with them ever since and is one of their most loved stars. 

It comes after earlier this week it was claimed that This Morning staff are ‘livid’ that a regular presenting team has not been put in place yet since Holly and Phillip’s departure from the show last year.

Alison and Dermot, and Josie Gibson and Craig Doyle have stepped in to front the show for now, while Sian Welby and Rochelle Humes have also appeared.

It was previously claimed Alison was a front-runner for the regular spot but she declined to focus on other projects and is said to be backing Josie for the job. 

It comes after Sian Welby impressed viewers as she took the helm with Dermot last week.

A source told the Mail: ‘Sian has done a fantastic job and everyone totally loves her.

‘She is a massive breath of fresh air, she has come along and just wowed everyone. She has been a joy to watch for the viewers but also editor Martin Frizell and other executives on the show and they think she has the ability to grow and grow on the show and become the next Holly.

‘It mustn’t be forgotten that Holly was like her once and look what happened to her, she was the host for 14 years. 

‘Martin and Emma are both agreed that she has got what it takes to be a star, it is really exciting and she is very much in a pole position for the job now. 

‘Sian is seen to be by far better than some of the presenters who have hosted the show in recent months.’

Meanwhile, Holly is reportedly being eyed-up for presenting roles in the US after making her way back on to UK screens.

The TV host returned to the airwaves this month on Dancing On Ice.

It is now claimed she could head over to America for work, with the star hopeful it will also boost her lifestyle brand.

An insider told The Sun: ‘Holly’s a free agent and for the first time in years she’s free to be courted by these huge streaming platforms.

‘A number of US networks and production companies have been interested in her for a while and she’s caught the attention of some major brands.

Alison and Dermot, and Josie Gibson and Craig Doyle have stepped in to front the show for now, while Sian Welby, Rylan Clark and Rochelle Humes have also appeared (Josie and Rylan seen)

Alison and Dermot, and Josie Gibson and Craig Doyle have stepped in to front the show for now, while Sian Welby, Rylan Clark and Rochelle Humes have also appeared (Josie and Rylan seen)

It comes after Holly left the show last October 'for the sake of her family' after discovering she was the target of a foiled kidnap and murder plot and has since not been replaced permanently

It comes after Holly left the show last October ‘for the sake of her family’ after discovering she was the target of a foiled kidnap and murder plot and has since not been replaced permanently 

It comes after Sian Welby impressed viewers as she took the helm with Dermot last week from Monday to Thursday

It comes after Sian Welby impressed viewers as she took the helm with Dermot last week from Monday to Thursday 

‘She has true star pulling power and as well as being glamorous she is a polished professional in front of the camera. It’s an exciting time in her career.’

It is claimed Holly is hoping to use any boost of exposure in the United States to push her lifestyle brand Wylde Moon, which has been compared to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop.

The source added: ‘Holly has made it no secret that she is following the Gwyneth Paltrow brand model. Launching herself Stateside could make those dreams a reality.’

contacted a representative for Holly for comment.

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