Alison Hammond: Back to School premiered on ITV last night, and viewers have been praising the presenter for her informative, interesting work on the documentary.
As part of Black History Month, the show sees Alison go on the ultimate school trip as she travels the length of Britain to visit key historical sites, re-examining the history taught in schools from a different angle.
Journeying from Hadrian’s Wall to Hampton Court, Alison has been uncovering the Black figures throughout British history who have been overlooked by the textbooks – and social media users took to Twitter to praise the show, which saw her visit Tottenham Hotspur's stadium with the great-nephew of Walter Tull, one of the first black professional football players in the UK.
I've loved THFC since I can remember and watching what the club did for #WalterTull and his relatives last night made my heart burst#AlisonBackToSchool was a joy— Lara Chapman (@Lara13C) October 7, 2020
Informative, emotional and laugh out loud funny
Congratulations @AlisonHammond 🌟 @SpursOfficial @dele_official
Alison Hammond is quickly becoming one of my favourite tv personalities. She’s just fabulous isn’t she?!— Abby Restall (@abbyrestall) October 6, 2020
Loving her documentary #AlisonBackToSchool - the best kind of history lesson. @AlisonHammond #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/pdo73laF7v
Many also took to social media to share that the show was covering topics they never knew about, and wished they'd discovered in school.
The documentary was a step away from the fun, silly side of Alison we tend to see on This Morning, but she moved seamlessly into storytelling – and fans are calling for her to front more similar shows.
Please, please, please can we have more documentaries fronted by @AlisonHammond This woman can do everything. Just stay away from acting babe, coz I really don’t need the competition !! #AlisonBacktoSchool https://t.co/jrntk7TT1F— Chizzy (@chizzyakudolu) October 6, 2020
Alison Hammond is just the least problematic fave. I love that this show is predicated on her own vulnerability and that she's showing it's never too late to explore your identity.#AlisonBackToSchool— Jamie Kinlochan (@JamieKinlochan) October 6, 2020
And it seems as though Alison is keen! When one user Tweeted to say she'd never learnt anything from the show in school, the 45-year-old responded: "I'll be your history teacher."
I’ll be your history teacher https://t.co/BsNWMcqSQ8— Alison Hammond (@AlisonHammond) October 6, 2020
Great work, Alison.
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