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What’s on instead of This Morning today? Viewers baffled by ITV schedule

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were nowhere to be seen

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Those tuning into This Morning yesterday (December 23) were disappointed and they are set for the same today!

The ITV show normally airs every weekday, with beloved hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby greeting viewers every morning.

But it’s all change… so what’s replacing it and when will This Morning be back?

holly and Phil presenting this morning
Holly and Phil were nowhere to be seen (Credit: ITV)

Why is This Morning not on today?

The daytime show, which would usually be hosted by Holly and Phil, was nowhere to be seen this week.

It turns out the ITV show is taking a short break ahead of Christmas Day on Friday (December 25).

Read more: Holly Willoughby shares Christmas heartbreak

It’s an extended break for Phil and Holly too, who were also off last week when Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford stepped in.

Loose Women is on today instead of This Morning (Credit: ITV)

What’s on instead of This Morning?

ITV has made an effort to provide viewers with some fun entertainment to replace This Morning.

On Thursday at 10am, there’s an episode of Loose Women, followed by the 1985 classic Santa Claus: The Movie.

After that, there’s a repeat of The Masked Singer: The Story So Far.

What did fans say on Twitter?

Viewers rushed to social media to share their disappointment that This Morning wasn’t on air on Monday.

“What the? Having a pj morning and sat down with my porridge at 10…. no #ThisMorning,” said one disappointed fan.

“Where is #ThisMorning please,” asked another viewer.

“Was about to turn on #thismorning but then realised it’s supermarket sweep… why????” ranted a third fan.

There was similar consternation over the change in presenters on Good Morning Britain too, and likely to be similar disquiet over Loose Women being absent from the schedules.

When is This Morning on again?

Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait long for the show to return.

Holly and Phil are set to be welcomed into viewers’ homes for the first time this Christmas.

Read more: Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford leaving This Morning on Fridays: Presenters mark final show

As a result, the show will air its first ever Christmas Day edition on Friday.

The pre-recorded edition will be jam-packed full of festive surprises and interviews to make the morning even more enjoyable than usual.

This Morning will then return as normal again in the New Year on January 4.

Dermot and Alison presenting this morning
Alison and Dermot will begin their new role in January (Credit: ITV)

When will Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary be on the show?

Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary will be stepping into their new role for the first time on January 8th.

Opening up about her new role, Alison said: “I never dreamt that when I first joined This Morning – initially for a few months – that I would still be there 19 years later.

“I genuinely care about the show and the viewers who watch…

“…So it’s a huge privilege and honour to be hosting a show I adore so much.

“I’m just really excited to be doing even more of what I love alongside the lovely Dermot!”

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