‘I’m no longer on the bench.’ Due to Alison Hammond’s illness, Eamonn Holmes takes her place on This Morning.


‘I’m no longer on the bench.’ Due to Alison Hammond’s illness, Eamonn Holmes takes her place on This Morning.

Following the recent illness of both Alison Hammond and Vernon Kay, EAMONN HOLMES will take over as host of This Morning.

This Morning audiences haven’t seen the last of Eamonn Holmes, 61, as the TV personality was invited to fill in for Vernon Kay and Alison Hammond on the show this week.

Vernon, 47, announced his departure from the ITV programme he co-hosted with Rochelle Humes after testing positive for Covid.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, he was scheduled to appear.

Alison, who was supposed to appear on Monday, has subsequently become ill and is no longer able to do so.

Producers at ITV were supposed to be scurrying for a substitute, but they didn’t have to look far.

“But just when you thought you’d got rid of me…. illness with @AlisonHammond and @vernonkay means I’m off the bench,” Eamonn tweeted on Sunday, confirming his involvement.

“I’m sure they’ll be better soon, but I’ve got my boots on and I’m ready to play.

“On Mondays and Tuesdays, it’s just me and @RochelleHumes. I hope you will be able to join us.”

After filling in for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield during their summer holidays, Eamonn Langsford and his wife Ruth Langsford ended up their hosting tenure on the show last week.

Fans were devastated to learn that the stand-in hosts would be leaving the show until October, and they took to social media to vent their frustrations.

‘Good Morning #ThisMorning Peeps,’ they tweeted. Have a wonderful Friday. I can’t believe this is Eamonn and Ruth’s final summer performance.’

“It’s very sad it’s your last day this summer,” one person said. You’ve made me both laugh and cry. MANY THANKS!!

“Seven weeks of pure joy,” said another. It’s the best because of the professionalism, humor, and laughs.”

“Probably my last time watching #ThisMorning until Ruth & Eamonn are back in October,” a third typed.

Vernon, on the other hand, only announced last week that he would be hosting This Morning, and expressed his delight at securing the huge primetime position.

“This Morning is the daytime go-to show,” he stated at the time, adding, “so to be asked to guest host on a show I’ve watched since its beginning is a significant tick for me.”

“I’m really excited to sit with Rochelle and work with her.”Brinkwire Summary News”.


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