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Alison Hammond refuses to replace Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning

She hosts alongside Dermot O'Leary every Friday

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This Morning host Alison Hammond has admitted that she could never replace Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

The presenter first appeared on the ITV programme in 2003, after taking part in Big Brother.

But after replacing Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes every Friday, Alison has no plans to take over as a main host.

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Alison Hammond has discussed working on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

This Morning star Alison Hammond

Speaking to Zoe Ball on her BBC Radio 2 show yesterday, Alison revealed that she is happy with her current position.

She shared: “Let me just say, you know what, I don’t think Holly and Phillip should go anywhere first of all.

“And I don’t think I would replace them.”

They are irreplaceable

Alison continued: “And I’ll tell you the reason, mainly because I live in Birmingham, it would be too much to go every single day.

“I think it’s a lot what I do anyway.”

The presenter went on to praise her fellow This Morning stars.

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Alison called Holly and Phillip ‘irreplaceable’ (Credit: ITV)

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“They are irreplaceable, they’re amazing,” she added.

Alison and Dermot took over hosting duties earlier this year.

Since then, Eamonn has reportedly left the programme to join GB News.

Alison and Dermot to replace Holly and Phillip?

It comes after reports suggested that Alison and Dermot could replace Holly and Phillip in the future.

An insider told The Sun: “There are no firm plans to replace the hosts but producers always keep an eye on potential heirs.

“Alison and Dermot will have been scrutinised during their week-long stint to see how This Morning would look if they took over full-time.”

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Dermot and Alison on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

The source added: “They are very much viewed as a breath of fresh air and have had a largely positive response from viewers.”

Meanwhile, Dermot previously opened up about working with Alison.

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In October, he said: “Getting to know her and getting to trust her – our friendship is definitely the highlight. It’s lovely how it’s been nurtured over time.

“I’ve found a sister and a friend, which is nice. Something has really clicked in the last four months.”

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