Rochelle Humes had to hide 'This Morning' job from friends

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Rochelle Humes to step in for Holly Willoughby on This Morning
Rochelle Humes to step in for Holly Willoughby on This Morning

This Morning has confirmed that Rochelle Humes will temporarily replace Holly Willoughby on the ITV show.

The former singer will be stepping in to present alongside Philip Schofield, while Willoughby takes over from Ant McPartlin as Declan Donnelly’s co-host in this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Speaking about her new job, Humes said she’d “take good care” of Schofield while Willoughby is filming the reality show in Australia.

“I’m excited that I can tell people now. There were rumours at the weekend, and I didn’t reply to any of my friends. Sorry!” she said.

“I’m doing it! Yeah, I’m excited!”

Humes admitted that she can’t wait to start presenting alongside ‘the legend’ Schofield. The 29-year-old has been a regular stand-in on This Morning while also guest presenting for Lorraine, The Xtra Factor and co-hosting Ninja Warrior UK with Ben Shephard and Chris Kamara.

Her new role was revealed as her portrait was added to the This Morning ‘Wall of Fame’. Amusingly, Willoughby then got a lesson in the unforgiving nature of the presenting business as her photo got the Banksy treatment and began to shred through its frame.

Holly Willoughby photo shredded as Rochelle Humes is named presenter
Holly Willoughby photo shredded as Rochelle Humes is named presenter

Willoughby was announced as Declan Donnelly’s I’m A Celeb co-host back in August, after Ant McPartlin confirmed that he’d continue take a break from presenting until 2019.

Speaking about her first meeting with I’m A Celeb bosses, Willoughby told Phil: “It’s getting real now. I had a meeting yesterday with the whole I’m A Celeb team. We had a bit of a kind of read through of a fake show to get used to things. I did my first I’m A Celebrity…. Get Me Out Of Here! [yell], in a meeting room, without the echo.

“I learned, which I didn’t realise, that only one of them says I’m A Celebrity, and then they both say, ‘Get Me Out Of Here’.. so you only join in half way through depending on who’s got the line before. I thought they both did it!”


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