Former Holiday presenter Craig, who has often fronted competitions on the daytime programme, first got a shot at being at the helm of This Morning earlier this year, when he took the reins on Bank Holiday with Alison Hammond.
Earlier this month it was confirmed that the Irishman would be one of a number of presenters who’d be stepping in for the summer holidays, with Ruth Langsford, Rylan Clark, Rochelle Humes, Vernon Kay and Josie Gibson also lined up to appear as Phillip and regular co-host Holly Willoughby continue their extended break.
But, who is Craig Doyle? Here’s everything you need to know.
Who is Craig Doyle?
Craig is a TV and Radio presenter from Dublin, Ireland. The 51-year-old presenter is best known for his work on BT Sport, where he covered the Rugby Union, and MotoGP.
He studied sociology and history at Maynooth, followed by the London College of Printing, where he earned a diploma in broadcast journalism. After graduating, he moved to London, where he started out working in the TV and sports industries.
He has four children with his wife Doon, who he married in 2001. The star also co-founded production company 3 Rock Productions, which co-produced the Ireland rugby documentary Shoulder to Shoulder.
Former Ireland international Rugby Union player Brian O’Driscoll, who presented the documentary, is also a founder of the company.
When did Craig Doyle join This Morning?
Craig Doyle made his This Morning debut on May 1, 2022, alongside Alison Hammond - after stepping in for Dermot O’Leary. The Irishman has previously worked on assignments for the ITV show but made his first presenting appearance for the bank holiday.
In an Instagram post the day before the show - shared by Alison - Craig said: “So excited about hosting This Morning tomorrow I have arrived 14 hours early for work!”
The show’s regular hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have become a fixture on our screens, but they have stand-ins when they’re on holiday.
It was also revealed that Dermot O’Leary, who is Alison’s regular co-host, would be given a day off.
Where has Craig Doyle previously worked?
Craig started his broadcast career at BBC Local Radio as a reporter and producer, and has since presented BBC Radio 5 Live, Midweek on Radio 4, and the weekend morning programme on Capital Radio.
Alongside this, he’s also presented a number of BBC shows, appearing on The Holiday Programme, as well as the tech show Tomorrow’s World.
He’s also well-known for his work in sport, having worked on Six Nations Rugby, the Athens Olympics, Wimbledon and Grandstand for the channel.
Doyle also presented the ESAT Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin, sponsored by BT Ireland in 2005.
He is prominent in the UK fronting the adverts of double-glazing company Everest Windows. In Ireland he serves as the face of the UPC cable service adverts. He was a face of Littlewoods Ireland.