Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to return to This Morning with new opening credits… after she confirms she will replace Ant McPartlin on I’m A Celebrity
They have been on their annual summer break.
But Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will return with a bang as they step back into their roles as This Morning hosts next week.
To mark their grand reunion, ITV will air a newly shot title sequences, while Holly, 37, will no doubt talk about replacing Ant McPartlin for this year’s I’m A Celebrity.
Back on the TV screens: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will return with a bang as they step back into their roles as This Morning hosts next week (pictured in new opening credits)
The new opening credits which will make its debut on Monday, will show Phillip, 56, and Holly in and around their new studio surroundings at Television Centre.
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The presenters will also speak exclusively to Love Island winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham and actor Charles Lawson on his return to Coronation Street.
Meanwhile, Olympic star Tom Daley will be cooking in the kitchen and viewers will learn how This Morning will not have just one dog joining the family this year, but will take on 52 in a bid to help rescue and rehome them.
New look: To mark their grand reunion, ITV will air a newly shot title sequences, while Holly, 37, will no doubt talk about replacing Ant McPartlin for this year’s I’m A Celebrity
New for this term will be a brand new food series with Gordon Ramsay and his daughter, Tilly, called ‘Big Chef Little Chef’, where they will encourage children to get more involved in cooking and learn vital life skills during their masterclasses.
Ahead of his appearance, Gordon said: ‘I know how important to learn the basics of cooking are and we want to pass on our experience.’
Holly’s return comes after it was announced this week she would host I’m A Celebrity alongside Declan Donnelly later this year.
Change of scenery: The new opening credits which will make its debut on Monday, will show Phillip, 56, and Holly in and around their new studio surroundings at Television Centre
One to watch: Upon their return, presenters will also speak exclusively to Love Island winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham and actor Charles Lawson on his return to Coronation Street
The This Morning frontwoman delightedly said in a statement: ‘I couldn’t be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure…
‘I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and support for a continued recovery. These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit…
‘Honestly, I’m a huge fan of I’m a Celebrity and actually feel like I’ve won a competition to go and hang out on my favourite show! When is it a good time to tell Dec I’m scared of everything that moves?!’
Happy days: Earlier this week, Holly confirmed she will take over Ant McPartlin’s role on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here
Just days ago, the news was widely-discussed, with insiders telling the Mirror: ‘Holly is 100% confirmed to be going into the Jungle this year as Ant’s stand-in, as speculation continues to mount surrounding the signing…
‘It’s been in the works for weeks as ITV were really keen on getting her in. They’ve taken their time announcing it as they wanted to be sure Holly could fit it in with her family and other work commitments.’
Declan meanwhile said: ‘I am hugely grateful to Holly for agreeing to accompany me to Australia this year. She was at the top of my list and I’m thrilled she said yes…
‘It will be a different kind of series but we will try our best to ensure it is no less fun and eventful for our loyal viewers…
Way back when: Ant and Dec have presented the show together since its 2002 inauguration and this will be the first time they have been split of the programme in its 16 year history
‘I am also pleased to hear Holly is scared of everything. I am almost stupidly excited at the thought of watching her during the eating trials!’
ITV’s Director of TV, Kevin Lygo added: ‘Holly is a brilliant presenter with a wicked sense of humour who has always enjoyed a great friendship and rapport with Ant and Dec – I have no doubt she will take to Jungle life, if not the critters, really quickly.’
Little is known of Holly’s salary, yet her pay packet hit headlines last year when it was alleged that her This Morning co-star Phillip Schofield was paid £200,000 more. Following this, it was claimed she then received a pay rise last year.
New pastures: Declan said: ‘I am hugely grateful to Holly for agreeing to accompany me to Australia this year. She was at the top of my list (pictured at the 2015 BRIT Awards)
Ant and Dec reportedly earn £483,000 each to present the series, yet Holly’s signing wage is unknown. MailOnline has contacted Holly’s representatives for comment.
TV bosses previously confirmed that Ant will be replaced for the forthcoming season and that Declan would not be hosting the show alone.
Ant and Dec, both 42, were split up for the first time earlier this year after the star suffered a relapse during his addiction recovery and announced he wouldn’t be hosting the show as he continued to take a break from his career to focus on his health.
Pals: Holly extended her best wishes to her pal while Dec admitted he is ‘grateful’ for her signing (the trio pictured together at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in 2016)
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