THIS MORNIG’S Josie Gibson sent a sweet message to her co-presenter, Holly Willoughby, after their joint hosting duties earlier this week. Gibson, who stood in alongside Willoughby as she made her return to the show, expressed her admiration for the seasoned presenter and hinted at the upcoming lineup change.
On June 5, Holly Willoughby delivered an emotional statement as she commenced the show, addressing the controversy surrounding the departure of Phillip Schofield. This marked her return following Schofield’s stepping down and subsequent exit from ITV altogether. Speculations had circulated about a rumored rift between Holly and Schofield, who admitted to having an affair with a younger colleague.
Josie Gibson stepped in to replace Phillip Schofield at the start of this week, providing support to Holly during a challenging period for the show. However, Gibson has now revealed that she will be “passing the baton on” to Craig Doyle, a Dublin-born presenter. Doyle will join Holly Willoughby as co-host on Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, before the usual duo of Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary return on Friday.
Expressing her gratitude towards Holly Willoughby, Josie Gibson took to social media to share a photo of herself and Willoughby in the studio. In her post, she wrote, “Thank you to this legend and her infectious energy!!! @hollywilloughby you are such a fabulous broadcaster…loved our last two days together.” Gibson also mentioned her upcoming appearance, saying, “Passing the baton onto @craigadoyle. I will be out in the sunshine bringing you an incredible competition from a canal boat. Don’t miss us tomorrow from 10 am on @thismorning.”
The heartwarming message was accompanied by several hashtags, including #womensupportingwomen. Holly Willoughby shared Gibson’s post on her own Instagram platform, further emphasizing the positive and supportive atmosphere among the This Morning presenters.
The switch in co-presenters following Phillip Schofield’s departure has generated intrigue among fans, who eagerly await the performances of the upcoming hosts. This Morning continues to captivate audiences with its engaging content, celebrity interviews, and helpful segments, proving its resilience amidst recent changes.
As the show moves forward with a fresh lineup, viewers can expect to witness the unique dynamic between Holly Willoughby and Craig Doyle in the coming days.