This Morning announces Phillip and Holly replacements for the summer

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Photo credit: Neil Mockford - Getty Images

This Morning long-running co-hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are in for a well-deserved break as the show has announced their summer replacements.

ITV's popular morning show is gearing up to welcome new hosts from July 11 until Phillip and Holly's return after the summer.

The new hosts will include, of course, Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, as well as Ruth Langsford, Josie Gibson, Rochelle Humes, Vernon Kay, Rylan Clark, Craig Doyle, Mollie King and Andi Peters.

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Photo credit: ITV

Alison and Dermot will kick off the summer months by hosting the first two weeks. After that, there will be a mix of onscreen partnerships as follows: Josie and Craig, Rochelle and Andi, Josie and Vernon, Rochelle and Craig, Mollie and Craig, and Ruth and Rylan.

Then, Rochelle and Vernon will take the reins for the remaining shows before Phillip and Holly's comeback on September 5.

"I'm delighted that This Morning will continue to air throughout the summer weeks with such a varied and talented mix of hosts that I know viewers adore," the show's editor Martin Frizell said in a statement.

"Each partnership will bring something new and exciting to entertain viewers each morning across the nation no matter what the weather will be like outside this summer!"

Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV - Shutterstock
Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV - Shutterstock

Last year, Holly — who's been helming This Morning with Phillip since 2009 — shut down rumours regarding her exit.

"The magic of that show is us two together when we're together," she said about working with Phillip.

"I do really love him. I really love him. We're lucky, we really are. I've read those things, too. It hurts sometimes, because it's so unfair and untrue, so it's difficult sometimes. We're just incredibly lucky."

This Morning airs on weekdays from 10am on ITV.

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