Rochelle Humes has been confirmed as Holly Willoughby’s replacement on This Morning while she’s hosting I’m A Celebrity.
Holly, 37, is taking a break from This Morning to join Dec Donnelly as co-hosts of I’m A Celebrity in Australia later this year.
And her seat will be kept warm by former Saturdays singer Rochelle, 29, who will join Phillip Schofield, 56, on the famous sofa!
The announcement was made on Tuesday’s This Morning, with Rochelle’s photo being put up on the This Morning Hall of Fame next to Holly and Phil’s pictures.
She then joined Holly and Phil on the show.
Rochelle promised Holly she will “take good care” of Phillip and said she was honoured to be stepping into Holly’s shoes.
She’s previously served as a guest presenter when Holly and Phil have been away, but this will be her first time hosting with Phillip and for such a long period of time.
“I’m excited. I can tell people now!” laughed Rochelle. “There were rumours at the weekend and I didn’t reply to any of my friends, so sorry! I’m doing it.”
She added: “I’ve done the show before but never with the legend [Phillip]!”
Phillip told her: “I’m really looking forward to it. It will be fabulous, we will have a great time.”
Rochelle told Holly she’ll be on her best behaviour so Holly has a job to come back to!
Holly has been drafted in to replace Ant McPartlin on this year’s I’m A Celebrity after he took a break from all work commitments following a drink-drive incident in March.
She said earlier this year: “I couldn’t be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure. I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and support for a continued recovery.
“These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit. Honestly, I’m a huge fan of I’m a Celebrity and actually feel like I’ve won a competition to go and hang out on my favourite show.”
She will take her three children – Harry, nine, Belle, seven, and four-year-old Chester – with her to Australia, and recently said how she’d been working with their schools to arrange tutors in Oz.
Dec, meanwhile, has said he’ll miss Ant but is excited about working with Holly.
He said: “I am hugely grateful to Holly for agreeing to accompany me to Australia this year. She was at the top of my list and I’m thrilled she said yes. It will be a different kind of series but we will try our best to ensure it is no less fun and eventful for our loyal viewers.”
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