ITV confirm date for return of Holly Willoughby to 'This Morning'
ITV has finally confirmed when Holly Willoughby will return to 'This Morning'.
The presenter has not hosted the show since co-host Phillip Schofield stepped down with immediate effect, last weekend.
Holly Willoughby had booked time off to spend time with her family over the midterm break but is set to return to the show in the coming days.
According to ITV, she will be back on Monday, June 5th. Willoughby issued a short statement after Schofield left the popular breakfast show. She said:
"It’s been over 13 great years presenting This Morning with Phil and I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his knowledge, his experience, and his humour. The sofa won’t feel the same without him."
Holly Willoughby ultimatum
Earlier this week, reports claimed Holly Willoughby gave This Morning producers an ultimatum following her feud with Schofield.
A new report revealed that Willoughby told producers to choose between her or Schofield after the pair's friendship soured in recent months.
A source told The Times, "Holly made it clear it was her or Phil but he refused to go until he was given something else concrete that he could announce."
The pair reportedly grew apart after Schofield lied to Holly about his brother's crimes. Schofield's brother Timothy was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was found guilty of 11 sexual offences.
Holly was reportedly stunned when she found out about Phillip Schofield's brother. The presenter couldn't believe he would keep something so serious from her.
Holly Willoughby may move on from Dancing on Ice
Meanwhile, Phillip Schofield's future on Dancing on Ice is uncertain following his departure from This Morning. Schofield and Holly Willoughby had presented that show together since 2006.
According to reports, Marvin and Rochelle Humes are now being tipped to take over hosting duties on the popular ITV show.
Rochelle recently paid tribute to Phillip Schofield after he stepped down from his role on This Morning.
"I've proudly been a part of the This Morning family for almost 10 years and over the last few, it has been an absolute pleasure learning so much from you," Rochelle wrote to Phillip on her Instagram story on Monday.
"Thanks for all the lessons -- you're a fountain of knowledge and laughter. Big love," she added.
Other potential presenters include Alesha Dixon and Stephen Mulhern. ITV has not yet confirmed who will host the show's 2024 series but announcements will be made soon.
An ITV spokesperson told The Mirror, "Dancing On Ice isn’t due on ITV until January 2024 and the series is not currently in production. Further announcements will be made in due course."
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