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08th Nov 2023

This Morning’s new host announced after Holly Willoughby exit

Callum Boyle

They will start on November 13

This Morning have officially confirmed their new host.

The ITV daytime programme have been searching for a replacement ever since Holly Willoughby made the decision to quit the show.

They have since confirmed that Cat Deeley, who has been described as a “seasoned pro” will join the show and will start on November 13.

A source told The Sun: “She is comfortable interviewing both popstars and politicians, so if it goes well she could be a much more permanent solution to Holly leaving. Cat would be a safe captain to steady the ship.”

Deeley is also reportedly set to be joined by Rylan Clark.

“Rylan was a resounding success too so fans can expect to see a lot more of him in the future,” the source added.

Willoughby stepped back from This Morning after 14 years on the show last month.

At the time, the 47-year-old released a statement saying she had made the decision “for me and my family”.

Taking to Instagram, Willoughby released a statement reading: “I have let ITV know today that after 14 years, I will not be returning to This Morning.

“To everyone who has ever worked on the show over the years, thank you so so much. This is such a difficult goodbye, you are incredible and I forever will be proud of what we’ve done together. Thank you to everyone at ITV for being supportive. To every guest who has sat on our sofa, thank you.

“Most of all, thank you to the wonderful viewers. You’ve been so loyal, so supportive, and the very best company every day.

“Richard and Judy said ‘we only look at this show, it will always belong to the viewers’. It’s been an honour to just be part of its story and I know this story has many chapters left to go. Sadly, however, I now feel I have to make this decision for me and my family.

“I will miss you all so much.”