Holly Willoughby Confirmed For This Morning

July 16, 2009 by  
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Holly Willoughby was yesterday confirmed as co-host of ITV1’s hangover TV staple This Morning.

She said of her new role: “This Morning has always been the ultimate dream job for me. To spend my days sat next to Phil [Schofield] on the sofa just makes it that bit extra special. Now I just can’t wait for it all to start.”

Schofield said: “Holly is a massive fan of [This Morning], a brilliant broadcaster, a fun person to be with and she proved on the morning she spent here filling in for Fern that as a presenter, she completely understands the programme. I’m really excited and can’t wait to come back with her after the summer.”

ITV Studios Controller of Daytime and Lifestyle Fiona Keenaghan added: “I am absolutely delighted that Holly is joining This Morning and look forward to working with her for a long time to come. I am in no doubt that she and Phillip will make a formidable daytime partnership – perfect for the show’s next exciting chapter.?

Willoughby will replace Fern Britton who will host the programme for the last time after 10 years tomorrow.

She will begin her presenting role when the new series starts in September.