Amanda Holden has been signed up to present This Morning alongside Phillip Schofield when Holly Willoughby takes her maternity leave. ITV also say the show will have a slight new look, notably a brand new sofa.
“It’s such an exciting time for Holly and I am really happy to be stepping in whilst she is on maternity leave. I’ve worked with Phillip before and it will be a joy to present such a much loved show with him.” – Amanda Holden
The long running magazine show will kick off the new term by launching a campaign as part of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month called ‘No Fear, Go Smear’ with a mission to improve attendance figures in the UK for cervical smear tests. Offering medical advice and guidance on procedures and treatments, Dr Dawn Harper will lead the campaign and carry out smear test examinations. The campaign will also follow real life and celebrity stories of those affected by cancer who will help spread the word as part of an online campaign #NoFearGoSmear where viewers can nominate a friend and pledge that they will make sure that the next time they are invited, they will go and get checked.
And in a bid to still offer a taste of summer in September, Olly Smith will embark on a ‘Last Taste of Summer’ tour of the hottest European destinations including Bordeaux, Treviso, San Sebastian and Sardinia to discover the food, culture, history and of course show viewers the perfect wine to accompany each trip. Olly will also reveal which wines are available back home in the supermarket for those that want to relive the flavours of summer and brighten any dull day this Autumn.
“It’s such an exciting time for the whole team on This Morning, we’ve got heaps of new items starting this series and this is just a few highlights for September – I can’t wait for viewers to see what else we have in store for later months.” – This Morning’s Editor, Pete Ogden
This Morning returns to ITV in England and Wales, STV in Scotland and UTV in Northern Ireland from September 1st.