Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield off 'This Morning' for two weeks - here's who's replacing them

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are taking an Easter break from <em>This Morning</em>. (ITV)
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are taking an Easter break from This Morning. (ITV)

This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are set to be off air for the next two weeks as the show drafts in holiday cover over Easter.

Regular presenters Willoughby and Schofield will be replaced on the sofa at the ITV daytime show by two other pairs of hosts as they take a break.

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Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, who usually host together on Friday mornings, will take over the whole week's shows from Monday, 4 April and then Josie Gibson and Vernon Kay will team up for the episodes from Monday, 11 April until Thursday, 14 April.

Alison Hammond couldn&#39;t stop laughing. (ITV screengrab)
Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond host on Fridays. (ITV screengrab)

Hammond and O'Leary will return for the Easter weekend to present bank holiday shows on Good Friday and Easter Monday, before Willoughby and Schofield make their comeback on Tuesday, 19 April.

Gibson said: "I still cannot believe I’ve even hosted This Morning! I feel very privileged, very honoured, and just can’t believe it’s happening to me. I’m very thankful to all the This Morning team for letting me come back and host.

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"As for Vernon, when they said I’d be hosting with Vernon again I screamed with excitement! What a legend."

Josie Gibson and Phillip Schofield on This Morning. (ITV)
Josie Gibson often serves as stand-in presenter. (ITV)

Kay added: "I had the most brilliant time hosting This Morning with Josie before Christmas and I’m chuffed to be asked back again. The show is such an institution for many and I’m really looking forward to seeing the team and interacting with the viewers again over Easter."

Gibson and Kay teamed up as relief hosts at Christmas, and Gibson has recently taken on extra hosting duties by replacing Willoughby when she was off sick with a stomach bug.

Willoughby and Schofield have both been forced to take time off the show recently to isolate after positive COVID tests, with Hammond and Gibson both stepping in to cover for each of them at short notice.

This Morning airs on weekdays at 10am on ITV.

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