This Morning is set to have a new male host following the departure of Phillip Schofield. The ITV daytime show underwent a change after Schofield stepped down as the host in May 2023. Reports suggested that he had fallen out with his co-host Holly Willoughby, leading to his decision to leave the series. Schofield later admitted to lying about having an affair with a younger male colleague on the show, which ultimately led to his departure from ITV.
Willoughby took a break from the show initially but returned with a rotation of two presenters, Josie Gibson and Craig Doyle. Meanwhile, Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary, who temporarily hosted the show after Schofield’s exit, continue to present the Friday episodes. ITV recently announced that there won’t be a fixed replacement for Schofield.
According to MailOnline, Welsh presenter Steve Jones will host an episode of This Morning on Wednesday, August 16th, alongside former Big Brother winner Josie Gibson. If the episode goes well, it is likely that Jones will return for more appearances on the show. The Independent has reached out to ITV for comment regarding this news.
Jones became famous in the early 2000s as one of the presenters of T4 and later became the host of the US version of The X Factor in 2011. He also had a small role in Gurinder Chadha’s film Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging in 2008. In his personal life, he was previously in a relationship with One Show host Alex Jones, but they split after a public argument involving Angelina Jolie during a live interview on Channel 4. Jones is now married to model Phylicia Jackson since 2014.
This new addition to This Morning’s hosting team is expected to bring a fresh dynamic to the show, following the departure of its longtime host, Philip Schofield. It remains to be seen how audiences will respond to the new lineup of presenters and whether the changes will be well-received. Only time will tell if the show can maintain its popularity and continue to deliver engaging and entertaining content to its viewers.