Alison Hammond has made her return to This Morning after being absent from the show due to a mystery illness.
Earlier this week, Eamonn Holmes stepped up to take Alison’s place on This Morning when she was forced to pull out of the programme.
Opening Monday’s programme with Rochelle Humes, Eamonn – who presented the show during the summer holidays with Ruth Langsford – explained that Alison was ill, wishing her better, before stating: ‘And just when you thought you got rid of me after seven weeks, like a bad penny, I turn up again.’
Eamonn also co-presented the show on Tuesday, as guest host Vernon Kay had to step down after testing positive for Covid-19.
However, on Wednesday, Alison finally made her return, much to the delight of viewers.
‘Omg Alison is back. She and Rochelle are on the same show together. I’m all for it,’ one person tweeted, while another celebrated the pairing by writing: ‘Yes Rochelle and Alison.’
The show opened with Rochelle and Alison dancing to Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves, setting a fun vibe for the show ahead.
The presenting duo welcomed Finding Freedom author Omid Scobie onto the programme, who co-wrote the book about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, ahead of Rochelle and Alison’s interview with EastEnders star Charlie Brooks about her return as Janine.
Earlier this week, Alison joked on Instagram that the reason behind her absence on This Morning was due to her joining in the celebrations at Manchester Pride.
The presenter shared a video on the social media platform of Manchester Pride attendees surrounding a cardboard cutout of herself at the event.
‘I’m so sorry I was away from @thismorning today I had a mad crazy day at Manchester Pride. I’m now recovering from being passed about by all my mates,’ she wrote in the caption.
When Vernon revealed that he had to step down from This Morning, he told The Sun that he was ‘gutted’ by the turn of events.
‘I’m absolutely gutted that because of a positive Covid test I’m no longer able to present on This Morning next week with Rochelle nor do Radio 2 guest hosting and Steve Wright’s cover, two iconic shows which I’ve been a fan of for decades,’ he said.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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