'This Morning' viewers left cold by Holly Willoughby replacement Rochelle Humes

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
Humes first day on This Morning has gone down that well with viewers at home…(REX)
Humes first day on This Morning has gone down that well with viewers at home…(REX)

It’s only Rochelle Humes’ first day as stand-in presenter for This Morning, but already people are missing Holly Willoughby.

The usual show host has left her spot on the sofa beside Phillip Schofield to travel Down Under and replace Ant McPartlin on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.

But Willoughby standing in alongside Dec Donnelly means her This Morning job was up for grabs for five weeks – and former Saturdays star Rochelle had the daunting task of stepping into her shoes.

Singer Rochelle Humes, who has previously presented the show with her husband Marvin, admitted to some serious first-day nerves, but unfortunately the programme’s fans proved a difficult bunch to please.

People were quick to jump in with suggestions for who they would rather have seen take on the presenting gig.

Viewers even laid into her outfit choice, complaining that she wasn’t as glamorously dressed as Holly.

Chin up Rochelle, not everyone had bad things to say – others praised her warm, natural style.

Willoughby has been signed up to replace Ant on ITV’s jungle reality show after a tough year for the Geordie presenter and stints in rehab.

McPartlin has entered rehab several times for painkillers addiction and was recently granted a divorce from his wife of 11 years Lisa Armstrong.

It will be the first time in the show’s 18-series history that Dec has hosted it without best mate Ant, and the new series is due to begin in November on ITV.


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