Phillip Schofield stepped down from his This Morning’s presenting duties after his infamous scandal. Since Phillip left, Holly Willoughby has been hosting the daytime TV show alongside a rotating roster of ITV stars including Josie Gibson, Alison Hammond, Dermot O'Leary and Craig Doyle.
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However, ITV bosses seem to have found the perfect replacement for Phillip Schofield now.
ITV’s Ben Shephard to ‘replace Phillip Schofield’ on This Morning
According to The Sun, show bosses were left more than impressed with Ben Shephard when he appeared on the show earlier this week. Seeing how much he’s loved by the audience, he could be next in line to replace Phillip Schofield.
A source revealed:
Ben did really well and the bosses loved his partnership with Holly and there was great feedback from many avenues.
Ben is known throughout ITV as being very popular with the audiences of whatever shows he hosts. He is also trusted by the public and is much loved within ITV. He has hosted so many shows for the channel.
He and Holly go back years too – he presented on This Morning some years ago and they have a great rapport.
Many viewers also believed that Ben and Holly would be a perfect match for the show. They shared online:
Ben's a natural for this show - class act. They should ditch Holly and permanently pair him up with someone else
Ben should be permanent with Holly. They've worked together loads. He can laugh at the right moment. He's not loud. He's respectful.. he's professional.
Holly Willoughby on another permanent host for This Morning
The news comes after Holly shared during NTAs that she also wants to have a permanent host with her. She explained that choosing someone new has a lot to do with what people have to say and it’s not entirely in her hands.
Obviously a permanent one [host], that would be ideal.
Everyone keeps asking me and I guess I ask myself and the truth of it is, is that it's not really down to me…People think I have a lot to say and a lot of say in it.
It's a bit like the NTA thing really, it's a viewer vote - we listen to what people say and think and the decision will be on who people like, rather than what I have to say.
The Sun: GMB’s Ben Shephard to ‘replace Phillip Schofield’ as Holly Willougby’s This Morning co-host