Size 28 adds, “I’m not one of those people that hates themselves because they’re bigger; I adore myself.” Alison Hammond is a British actress.

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Size 28 adds, “I’m not one of those people that hates themselves because they’re bigger; I adore myself.” Alison Hammond is a British actress.

MOST TV hosts would leap at the chance to host This Morning, one of television’s most coveted roles.

When Alison Hammond was first given the regular Friday slot by ITV managers at the end of last year, she politely declined.

‘No, I’m not doing that,’ I said. It’s enormous,’ she says. “I’d done Fridays with Rylan [Clark-Neal] previously, but this was the first time I’d committed to every week.” ‘What if I don’t want to do that Friday?’ I kept thinking.” I could say yes or no and get out of it at This Morning for the entire time, but now it’s “Fridays are your day.” It felt intimidating.” “It’s three hours, Babs [her beloved nickname for everyone], I struggle to keep my legs closed for that long,” Alison says, with a laugh and her signature cackle.

“I’m a bigger woman, and it’s difficult for me to relax with my legs open since I have huge legs.”

The 46-year-old has been a part of the This Morning family for nearly two decades, after capturing producers’ attention on the third series of Big Brother, where she was the second person evicted from the house she lived with Kate Lawler and Jade Goody, among others.

She was asked to do a “few months” for a piece called Diet Camp, but she never showed up.

Strictly Come Dancing and I’m A Celebrity! appearances Following suit, she grew in popularity with the general population. Then, at the end of last year, it was revealed that she and Dermot O’Leary will be replacing Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, two of the show’s most popular characters.

Alison, who has a 16-year-old son named Aidan, agonized with the decision as she was exposed to racist trolling and chastised for her lack of chemistry with Dermot – the couple presented together for the first time in 15 years.

“I refer to Dermot as my work spouse because it was an arranged marriage,” she explains.

“There were no screen tests because of Covid.” There will be no lunch. Nothing. We tried a Zoom and couldn’t even get the basics right. I waited about half an hour and he was nowhere to be seen, and he was on a separate Zoom! Then we spoke quickly on the phone, and all we said was, “OK, I’ll see you on Friday then.” Dermot stated in a recent Fabulous interview that the two had an off-air candid conversation, and it was a turning point… Brinkwire News in a Nutshell

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