Josie Gibson’s gran told her to get a job at Lidl before she landed 'This Morning' role

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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Josie Gibson is a cover presenter for 'This Morning'. (ITV)
Josie Gibson is a cover presenter for 'This Morning'. (ITV)

Josie Gibson might have recently taken on a star presenting role for This Morning, but she has admitted just a few years ago her grandma told her she should try to get a job at Lidl.

The former reality TV star won Big Brother in 2010 and is now one of Holly Willoughby's regular stand-ins to host ITV daytime show This Morning, but said she was all too aware that her fame could be over in a flash.

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She told The Sun: "It was only a few years ago that my nan suggested I apply for a job at Lidl because they are good payers.

Josie Gibson and Phillip Schofield on This Morning. (ITV)
Josie Gibson keeps 'This Morning' viewers entertained. (ITV)

"I think something has always had my back, I don’t know what it is. I suppose I’m quite religious.

"Then again, you don’t know what’s around the corner - it could be here today and gone tomorrow, so you’ve got to enjoy it."

Gibson, 36, often presents segments for This Morning but was called in to cover for Willoughby as a main host in November when she was off with a stomach bug.

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She proved such a hit with viewers, who enjoyed her sense of humour and haphazard style of presenting, that many called for her to get a more regular schedule on screen.

Josie Gibson is greeted by Davina McCall after she was announced the winner of the Big Brother 11 final, held at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.   (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
The TV star rose to fame as the winner of 'Big Brother'. (Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

Gibson has since joined Vernon Kay as host over the Christmas period and filled in for good friend Alison Hammond this week on her Friday slot on the show alongside Dermot O'Leary.

Despite her grandma's career advice, Gibson said that her family were her biggest supporters.

The TV star is known for her chaotic moments on screen as she presents This Morning's competition segments, with one memorable moment last year seeing her fall into a lake.

She had been attempting an assault course of water inflatables when she slipped into the lake and had to be hauled back out of the water by her bottom in a Bridget Jones-style scene.

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