Josie Gibson has admitted that she still gets imposter syndrome on occasion while filming This Morning after three-and-a-half years of presenting segments with the show.
The 2010 Big Brother winner, who has co-hosted the ITV morning programme on a number of occasions, will return to the sofa for shows throughout the summer.
Gibson, who joined the show in 2019, said that her co-presenters – including Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond – have provided her with a lot of tips to ease her into the role.
Reflecting on the pressure when the camera starts rolling, she said: “I get nervous all the time and it’s three-and-a-half years along the line and I still get nervous to this day.
“Now and again, I’ve got to give myself a little talking to – because I sometimes get imposter syndrome – ‘What am I doing here? How did this happen? How did I get myself into this?’
“Alison always says everyone deserves to be there.”
The presenter noted how her fellow presenters have been supportive and that she “would not be there if it wasn’t for them”.
She added that her Bristolian background has helped her in the role, saying: “I’m quite nosey and I’m from a small town, so I think that helps when it comes to speaking with guests.”
Gibson has previously fronted This Morning alongside Vernon Kay, who she described as a “true professional” and admitted she got “starstruck” by him.
The TV star said that she was “honoured” to be asked to host the show once again, adding: “If you had said to me, ‘One day, you will be hosting This Morning’ – the biggest daytime TV show in the UK, I would have probably burst out laughing.
“Never in a million years did I think I’d be doing something like this.
“But I can’t wait – I love working at This Morning so much, I’ve got the best job ever.”
Catch Josie Gibson on ITV’s This Morning, weekdays from 10am.