ITV This Morning lines up royal as next co-presenter - and she'll get added duties
19.11.2023 - 17:05
This Morning has lined up a brand new co-presenter - and she has very royal connections. Sarah, Duchess of York will co-host the ITV daytime show on Monday (November 20) alongside presenters Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
The presenting line-up has been changing almost on a week-by-week basis following the major exits of Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. The latter announced his decision to quit This Morning back in May this year after saying rumours of a fractured relationship with Holly behind the scenes had "become the story".
However, the 61-year-old resigned from ITV altogether merely a week later after admitting to an “unwise but not illegal” relationship with a younger male colleague. Meanwhile, Holly's decision to quit was shared on October 10 in a social media statement.
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The 42-year-old said it had been an 'honour to just be part of its story', but said it was a call she had to make for herself and her family. In the Instagram post, she wrote: "I have let ITV know today that after 14 years, I will not be returning to This Morning."
Cat Deeley earlier this week stepped in to co-present three shows as ITV looks to replace former host Holly. The duchess, 64, affectionately known as Fergie, has enjoyed previous visits to the This Morning studio and is guest editor, as well as co-host, of Monday’s show.
As part of her guest editor role, Sarah will oversee the live two-and-a-half hour programme, starting at 10am, which will delve into topics that sit close to her heart.These include a look into the