Amanda Holden to co-host This Morning

Amanda Holden and Phillip Schofield / ITV

Amanda Holden will co-host This Morning while Holly Willoughby is on maternity leave.

Holly and Phillip Schofield present their final show today before the summer holidays. In September, Phillip will be joined by the Britain’s Got Talent judge for the first part of Holly’s maternity cover.

Christine Bleakley, who has presented the show with Phil on numerous occasions will present some of the latter part of Holly’s maternity cover, ITV confirmed. Bleakley was Phil’s co-presenter on ITV’s Dancing on Ice for three years. In 2009 Amanda guest hosted the American breakfast show on CBS, The Early Show, after gaining publicity in America following Susan Boyle’s audition on BGT.

“I’m over the moon to get the chance to present one of my favourite shows on TV and I’m thrilled to be keeping Holly’s seat on the sofa warm when she goes off on maternity leave. I have always been a huge fan of This Morning and love presenting with Phillip so I really can’t wait to get started.” – Amanda Holden

This Morning continues over the summer presented by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. The daytime show airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV.

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