This Morning stars Rylan Clark-Neal and Alison Hammond are set to become regular presenters on the daytime TV show, according to reports.
Over the years the pair have regularly appeared on the ITV show, with Rylan presenting the showbiz segments throughout the week, while Alison has interviewed many high-flying celebrities during her time as a correspondent.
And now, both Rylan and Alison could be set to receive a promotion in the form of permanent stand-in roles depending on the success of their upcoming performance.
The two stars are presenting together this Friday to cover for Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, who are currently presenting during the week while Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are on their half-term holidays.
A source told The Mirror: “Alison and Rylan went down a storm with viewers when they hosted, albeit very briefly, last October.
“There is no danger of them usurping Phil and Holly – or Eamonn and Ruth – but bosses are looking at giving them one-off stints if Friday goes just as well.”
Show bosses are reportedly adamant the potential signing won’t mean that Holly and Phillip or Eamonn and Ruth will be replaced, with Alison and Rylan simply stepping in whenever they are unavailable.
The double-act proved to be a big hit with fans at home, who demanded more Rylan and Alison co-hosting gigs, when they stepped in to temporarily present the show last October.
Following the announcement this week, a spokesperson for the programme confirmed: “We have listened to fans views and are pairing them again. There is no question they spark off each other.”
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This Morning continues weekdays on ITV1 at 10:30am.