This Morning's Alison Hammond is set to explore Black history in a brand new series for ITV.
As part of Black History Month, the presenter will go on the ultimate school trip as she travels the length of Britain to visit key historical sites, re-examining the history taught in schools from a different angle.
Titled Alison Hammond: Back to School, the new series will see her journey from Hadrian’s Wall to Hampton Court, uncovering the Black figures throughout British history who have been overlooked by the textbooks.
"Alison will be given an insight into the significance of black people in Britain’s history by experts who open her eyes to a new perspective on our country’s past and will explore our current teaching of history in schools," ITV has revealed.
ITV has commissioned a further three original programmes as part of Black History Month, including comedy panel show Sorry, I didn't Know, documentary series Black Comedy Legends and children's studio show Charlene and Friends.
Earlier this month, Alison suggested that hosting This Morning full-time would be "too much".
Well, actually, it was a This Morning viewer who suggested on Twitter that Alison would actually be too much for the role, and the presenter was inclined to agree.
"I love Alison but a whole show regularly would be too much," said the viewer.
Replying to the tweet, Alison wrote: "Agree."
This Morning airs weekdays on ITV, while it's yet to be confirmed when in October Alison Hammond: Back to School will premiere.
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