Who will replace Holly Willoughby on This Morning? All the rumoured favourites

Who will replace Holly Willoughby on This Morning? We take a look at who’s likely to take over

Former This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby
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Since her departure from the show, the question on everybody’s lips is who will replace Holly Willoughby on This Morning? 

The TV presenter was missing from our screens for a while with the likes of Alison Hammond filling in, but the news broke earlier this month that meant she would be leaving This Morning for good. 

Now, the whispers of who will take Holly's place on the sofa are gaining more traction, from comedian Joel Dommett to Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden.

Here’s everything we know about who will replace Holly Willoughby on This Morning

Who will replace Holly Willoughby on This Morning?

ITV has not announced who will replace Holly, but there are a number of showbiz names rumoured to be the next presenter on This Morning. 

Let’s take a look at who the favourites are. 

Steph McGovern

Steph McGovern presenting Steph's Packed Lunch

Steph McGovern presenting Steph's Packed Lunch

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After having her show, Steph’s Packed Lunch, cut from Channel 4, people have been speculating that TV presenter and broadcaster Steph McGovern will be the new face of This Morning. 

According to The Mirror, her Channel 4 show was cut at short notice, which stirred rumours that she was making moves behind the scenes with ITV. 

Speaking to the MailOnline before her show was axed, Steph wished Holly well, but admitted she didn’t know her. 

When asked whether she’d accept the offer to replace Holly, Steph said: “I’m very happy at Channel 4, but never say never.”

Storm Huntley

Storm Huntley

Storm Huntley presents the Jeremy Vine show on Channel 5

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Another favourite to replace Holly is 36-year-old Storm Huntley. She presents Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine show.

Storm has had a similar career in broadcasting to Holly, starting at Cbeebies in 2015 and landing a co-presenting role on Jeremy Vine, where the duo discuss the latest news. 

Abbey Clancy

Model and presenter Abbey Clancy

Abbey Clancy's new show, Celebrity Homes, is on ITVBe and ITVX now.

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Model and presenter Abbey Clancy also has her hat in the ring and was made the favourite to clinch the role a few hours ago. 

Already making waves behind the camera, Abbey’s podcast – which she presents with ex-footballer and husband Peter Crouch – The Therapy Couch is a big hit. Plus, her new ITVBe show, Abbey Clancy’s Celebrity Homes, launched earlier this month. 

Both Abbey and Peter have appeared on This Morning, and are said to be good friends with Holly and her husband Dan Baldwin. 

Alison Hammond

This Morning presenter Alison Hammond

This Morning presenter Alison Hammond

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Bake Off fans will know that Alison Hammond is busy in the big white tent at the moment, but she’s very much at home on the This Morning sofa, where she presents the Friday slot with Dermot O’Leary. 

It’s no secret that the former Big Brother star has paid her dues to be a favourite on primetime TV.

In an interview in Stylist magazine, Alison said: “...I’ve always got plans, things I want to do next. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked for my own show. 

“That’s what I want, a show called Alison. It might get to the point where I just make it myself.” 

Ben Shephard

Ben Shephard

Good Morning Britain presenter Ben Shephard

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Daytime TV presenter Ben Shephard has become somewhat of a household name thanks to his long service to Good Morning Britain, which he presents with Susanna Reid. 

Ben has also been a regular stand-in for Phillip Schofield when he was on This Morning, but speaking to The Mirror, Ben quickly dismissed the rumours around Holly’s replacement:

“I’m gonna be doing some more but I’m just helping out really, so I’ve got some days coming up between now and Christmas.

“So I’m not exactly sure but I’m still very, very much part of the furniture…”

Why has Holly Willoughby been replaced?

Holly Willoughby has been replaced temporarily after announcing she was leaving This Morning earlier this month. 

Her statement, which she posted on Instagram, coincided with reports about a man who had been charged with soliciting to commit murder after an alleged plot to kidnap the 42-year-old presenter. 

Holly said that her decision to quit was “for me and my family”. 

Although Holly’s departure from This Morning is permanent, she’s set to return for Dancing on Ice 2024. Plus, why has Amanda Abbington left Strictly is another question viewers want answered. 

Staff Writer

Daniella is a qualified journalist specialising in fitness, nutrition and women’s health. She has written for a number of consumer titles including Health & Wellbeing, Stylist, Women’s Health UK, and Fit & Well. 

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