Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary on This Morning

This Morning: Alison Hammond takes over the show as viewers call for her to be permanent host

Alison guest edited This Morning on Friday

This Morning star Alison Hammond took over the show today as she hosted alongside Dermot O’Leary.

The presenter announced she would be guest editing Friday’s episode (October 23) and deciding the running of the programme.

Opening the show, Alison was surrounded by cushions with her face and famous catchphrases on them.

Alison Hammond guest edits This Morning
Alison Hammond took over This Morning today (Credit: ITV)

Alison Hammond takes over This Morning!

Meanwhile, the crew all sported t-shirts with ‘Team Alison’ printed across them.

She said: “Yes you heard it correctly… today’s This Morning is going to be a bit different because I am the boss everybody!” as the crew cheered.

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Alison continued: “But don’t worry, I’m not one of those people who lets it go to my head.

“I have changed a few things but I’ve kept it nice and subtle. I’ve got cushions… it’s very charming. It’s a bit like myself.. charming, subtle, beautiful.”

Dermot O'Leary hugs Alison Hammond pillow on This Morning
Dermot O’Leary hosted the show with Alison (Credit: ITV)

She said: “Obviously I am the editor today so I’m making myself the star of the show.”

Dermot then jokingly booed as he joined Alison on the sofa.

Alison Hammond is a ray of sunshine on this dull dreary Friday.

He said: “How did this happen?!” to which Alison asked: “Are you excited Dermot?”

Dermot admitted: “Kinda… what should I be expecting?”

Alison joked: “Well, there’s a little bit for me and there’s a teeny bit for you.”

This Morning theatre performance
The show featured a performance which definitely woke up viewers (Credit: ITV)

To kick off the show, viewers were treated to a live theatre performance.

Meanwhile, the programme also featured a makeup segment for black skin and a fashion item for men.

The pair also spoke to singer Rick Astley and Gavin & Stacey star Rob Brydon.

What did This Morning viewers say?

Viewers loved the programme and were begging ITV to make Alison a permanent host.

One person said: “Loving Alison Hammond on this morning @thismorning @AlisonHammond so funny. Need her on every day.”

Another wrote: “@AlisonHammond [is] a ray of sunshine on this dull dreary Friday. Loving @thismorning. Team Alison all the way!”

A third tweeted: “Alison over Phil & Holly everyday.”

However, some people weren’t too keen on the energetic performance at the start of the show.

One person said: “God it’s far too early in the morning for this.”

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Another added: “Please not this type of singing at this time of the morning. It’s so painful.”

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