Viewers were treated to another new duo as they tuned into This Morning today. Craig Doyle was back at the helm of the ITV daytime show, as he has been all week, but in a change, he wasn’t joined by Josie Gibson.
For the first time on Thursday (August 11), the 51-year-old hosted the show alongside Rochelle Humes. The former Saturdays singer turned presenter is no stranger to the programme and was recently back fronting the popular show alongside Vernon Kay last week.
Referencing their first time working together, Rochelle, 33, joked that Craig was her “work hubby” for the day. Opening the show, Rochelle, who looked stunning a brown one-shoulder maxi dress, greeted viewers: “Hello and welcome to your Thursday’s This Morning.”
“This is nice,” she then added turning to Craig, who was donning a pair of blue chinos and matching blue and white top. “It’s like the sofa speed dating continues,” he joked as earlier in the week he cleared the air with Josie after seeing her ‘with other presenters’.
“I’ll be totally honest with you Craig, I’ve been with everyone here!” Rochelle cheekily confessed with a grin. “I’ve done it with all of them, I really have!” She went on: “But this is our first time together,” to which Craig replied: “I’ve been the same myself… we’ve been open.”
The pair started to giggle as Rochelle anecdotally shared: “It was funny, we were walking into the studio and saw Andi Peters who I’m on with next week and he said, ‘I feel like you’re flirting with your new fella in front of me.'”
She then joked: “That’s basically how it works round here.” Craig then acted seriously as he said: “I used to hang with this presenter called Josie… I think that was her name.” They both laughed as Craig pointed out how Rochelle was with Josie on Wednesday (August 10) as she headed to Manchester where the new series of Ninja Warrior was being filmed.
“She came and had a little run of the course which we’re going to show you on here at a later date. I’m not going to reveal it but it was in Josie style. I’ll put that out there!” Rochelle added: “I was like, ‘Ive got your fella tomorrow,’ and she said, ‘Yeah, I heard!'”
Rochelle and Craig then cracked on with the show but some This Morning viewers couldn’t help but be annoyed by the return of Rochelle’s ‘weird’ habit. Last week, viewers kept getting distracted by what appeared to be a presenting habit of Rochelle’s which sees her look in the monitors in the ITV studio.
And it appears that was back again today. “I’m getting obsessed with how much Rochelle looks at herself on camera! Weird. #ThisMorning,” one viewer tweeted. Another said: “Urgh Rochelle, gonna be a day of her looking at herself on cam #ThisMorning.”
“Not Rochelle again checking herself out #ThisMorning,” a third commented. A fourth shared: “Rochelle constantly side glancing the cameras to check herself out #ThisMorning.”
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