This morning will be getting a brand new male presenter following the departure of Phillip Schofield.
The ITV daytime show recently saw a change following the departure of longtime presenter Schofield.
In May 2023, Schofield announced his “retirement” from the series after reports that he had fallen out with Willoughby, his co-host.
The following week, Schofield split from ITV after admitting to lying about an affair with a younger male colleague on the series.
Willoughby was initially on hiatus from the show before returning with a change of two presenters: Josie Gibson and Craig Doyle.
Meanwhile, Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary, who stepped in as full-time presenters immediately after Schofield’s departure, continue to host Friday’s episodes. ITV recently announced that there will be no permanent replacement for Schofield.
ITV has confirmed this The Independent that host Steve Jones will be hosting an episode of This morning on Wednesday (16 August) alongside former Big Brother Winner Gibson.
If the episode goes well, Jones will likely return for more appearances.
The Independent has reached out to ITV for comment.
Jones rose to prominence as one of the presenters of in the early 2000s T4 and was hired to host the US version of in 2011 The x factor. He also had a small role in Gurinder Chadha’s 2008 film Angus, thongs and perfect smooching.
Earlier in his career, the presenter dated One Show host Alex Jones. However, the relationship ended after a “full-blown Comestic live appearance on Channel 4” following an interview betrayal with Angelina Jolie.
He is now in a relationship with model Phylicia Jackson, to whom he has been married since 2014.
In the latest episode of This morningwhich aired on Friday (Aug. 11), Hammond had to apologize to a young fundraiser who called her about not showing up to a charity event she was said to be attending.