Alison Hammond is reportedly having duty of care meetings with ITV bosses after being relentlessly trolled over her new This Morning position.
It was announced last week that, starting in the new year, Alison would front the Friday episodes of the ITV daytime show alongside Dermot O’Leary.
The delighted Alison said she ‘hoped to make viewers proud’ as she becomes a permanent fixture.
However, the decision means firm favourites Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes will move from their regular presenting job to become Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s school holiday replacements.
Trolls have been lashing out at the decision – and in particular targeting poor Alison, who’s become iconic for her giggly interview style.
To make sure that she’s OK in the face of the negativity, the ITV team have stepped in and started having meetings with her to check-in on her wellbeing.
‘Alison confided that while the Friday gig is her dream come true, staying positive had become a battle.’
After talking to the team, Alison has become determined to ‘put the matter behind her’, and has since declared that she ‘won’t be bullied’, telling a fan that her ‘high self-esteem’ will keep her protected from the cruelty.
After the news broke, Ruth and Eamonn released a statement declaring their support for the new duo, calling it a ‘changing of the guard’ after 14 years.