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This Morning: Dermot O’Leary divides viewers as he presents with Alison Hammond

He's the show's latest guest host

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Dermot O’Leary stepped in to present This Morning alongside Alison Hammond, dividing fans of the popular daytime TV show.

The X Factor host, 47, presented the programme today (Friday, August 21) with Alison in place of Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

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Dermot O’Leary was on This Morning today (Credit: ITV)

What did viewers think of Dermot O’Leary on This Morning with Alison Hammond?

The married couple have been holding the fort from Monday to Thursday while regulars Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby enjoy a summer break.

That meant today’s episode was hosted by Alison, who usually serves as the show’s entertainment reporter, with Dermot on as a guest host.

Viewers at home were divided over the pair as a presenting duo.

Some thought they were the “perfect” combination with great “on-screen chemistry”, calling for them to be on every week.

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One said: “Dermot and Alison dancing was the perfect feel-good tonic during these crazy, scary times #thismorning.”

Can they be on every week together?

Another tweeted: “Alison and Dermot have great on-screen chemistry, they need to present every Friday. #ThisMorning.”

A third wrote: “Love Dermot and Alison on #ThisMorning, perfect duo. Can they be on every week together?”

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Some viewers thought Dermot had ‘great chemistry’ with Alison (Credit: ITV)

‘Perfect duo’ for breakfast TV

A fourth tweeted: “Love Alison and Dermot #ThisMorning.”

“Dermot and Alison are a perfect duo for breakfast telly,” someone else said. “Their good moods are what we need right now.”

Just ‘not working’

Others, however, weren’t quite as impressed. Some claimed having Dermot on with Alison simply “wasn’t working”.

“#ThisMorning Alison and Dermot together just isn’t working is it,” said one.

“Nah… didn’t work with Dermot and Rochelle either,” someone else agreed. “Worked with Alison and Rochelle… guess it’s a Dermot issue…”

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“Dermot and Alison don’t go together #ThisMorning,” another wrote on Twitter.

One user replied: “First time I’ve seen them together and I’ve never seen him look so uncomfortable.”

– This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV

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