This Morning viewers will notice a different set of faces fronting the show during Easter as hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield take a break. This is not the first time this year that the ITV program has had a presenter shake-up as Phil was off with Covid in February, followed by Holly’s absence after catching the virus in March.
During the first week of the pair’s annual Easter break, This Morning drafted in Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary to fill the role. But fans of the show have now been treated to two other familiar faces from Monday (April 11) to Thursday (April 14) in the names of Josie Gibson and Vernon Kay.
The presenting duo were a hit with This Morning viewers last year when they stepped in during the Christmas break, with fans claiming Phillip Schofield’s job was ‘under threat’ after Vernon Kay’s debut.
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After a great reaction to their presenting the first time around, Josie and Vernon are now back at the helm together for a second time, much to many viewer’s delight.
Big Brother winner Josie and Bolton TV star Vernon have been praised by This Morning fans once again for their presenting flair this week, with some branding them the ‘perfect pair’ due to their humorous ways.
Vernon Kay left viewers in stitches on Tuesday during the show’s fashion segment after he brutally and honestly shared his dislike towards some of the clothes that were being shown, even comparing a dress to one that ‘grandma wears in red riding hood.’
“Hahaha Vernon!!! He’s not wrong. It does look like Grandma’s dress,” wrote one viewer on Twitter.
“Vernon Kay is my new favorite person saying that dress was like the one grandma wears in red riding hood. It was horrible and if that’s what’s on trend then I’ll leave it thanks,” another laughed.
Some viewers have declared that Josie and Vernon are ‘much better’ than last week’s hosts Alison and Dermot whilst others have even gone so far as to say that they should have permanent roles on the show – replacing Holly and Phil.
“#ThisMorning Vernon and Josie are better than Dermot and Alison. Hell, they’re even better than Phil and Holly,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Josie and Vernon should be permanent presenters. They make me laugh so much,” said another.
“Vernon and Josie low key need to become regular presenters because they’re miles better than Phil and Holly,” a third agreed.
“I do love Vernon and Josie presenting what a refreshing change,” said another Twitter user.
Josie has now presented alongside Phil, Holly, Dermot, Alison and Vernon on the show despite initially being a roving reporter. Josie said: “I still cannot I’ve even hosted This Morning. I feel very privileged, very honored, and just can’t believe it’s happening to me. I’m very thankful to believe all the This Morning team for letting me come.” back and host.
“As for Vernon, put it this way, when they said I’d be hosting with Vernon again, I screamed with excitement! What a legend. What a TV legend… I feel like pinching myself, it’s like a dream.”
Phillip and Holly are set to return to This Morning on Tuesday, April 19.