This week, Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary took over This Morning after the shocking announcement that Phillip Schofield had resigned.
The TV host announced on Saturday that he was departing the ITV programme amid rumours of a ‘rift’ with co-host Holly Willoughby; the 61-year-old’s final episode broadcast on Thursday without a farewell message to his audience.
Holly, 42, is currently on an extended half-term leave; upon her return on June 5, she will host the programme alongside a variety of familiar faces to This Morning viewers following Phil’s departure.
Monday marked the return of Alison, 48, and Dermot, 49, to their duties as holiday hosts of the show; however, on Wednesday, Alison will be joined by a new co-host.
It was announced on Instagram that Craig Doyle would replace her on the settee on Wednesday, May 24 at 10 a.m.
In an Instagram post, the 52-year-old man shared a photo of himself with Alison to celebrate their reunification.
‘See you on the sofa at 10am on Wednesday,’ he added in his caption.
Alison reshared the post on her Instagram Story to her 1,300,000 followers as she prepared for her return to work the following day.
Craig has co-hosted This Morning in the past with several individuals, including 38-year-old presenter Josie Gibson.
Craig has been a member of the This Morning family since 2021, frequently presenting competitions and occasionally co-hosting with Alison in 2022.
In a recent column, former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, 58, claimed that Phillip told him that he felt ‘heartbroken’ that he hadn’t received a proper send-off on-air from This Morning.
Writing for The Sun, the broadcaster said that he ’empathised’ with his former colleague’s situation.
‘For ITV to not even give him the chance to say a proper goodbye to his large, loyal audience after 21 years struck me as needlessly churlish, and I know he’s utterly heartbroken about it because he told me himself,’ he penned.
Comparing to his own exit from GMB, he added: ‘I, too, was deprived of saying goodbye to my GMB audience and that hurt after putting so much effort into gaining their trust. But he can at least console himself with the fact that he got publicly thanked by his employers.’
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.