This Morning viewers demand hosting duo be brought back after 2022 change

Viewers of This Morning are demanding show bosses bring back a hosting duo that have only been seen once before.

The comments came after the ITV daytime show returned on Tuesday (January 4) for the first edition of the new year.

Kicking off This Morning in 2022 was Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.

Seeing the usual Friday hosts came as a surprise to viewers, with many expecting Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to return following the Christmas break.

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The pair hosted their last live show on December 17 but returned on Christmas Day for a pre-recorded episode.

After the initial confusion earlier this week, fans wondered when Holly and Phil would return.

It has been confirmed that the best pals will be back on-screen on Monday, January 10.

Until then, Alison and Dermot will continue to host.

And while the chosen presenters often causes a divide among viewers, many This Morning fans are hoping to see another duo return.

Holly and Phil have hosted the show together for over ten years

Karen Crewell commented on a Facebook post from the Manchester Evening News: “If not Holly and Phil please can we have Josie and Vernon? If not I’m not watching which is a shame as I love the programme for what it covers.”

“Cant watch Alison and Dermot rather have Josie and Vernon,” Liz Woodman said.

Lorraine Smith wrote: “Bring back Josie and Vernon.”

Josie and Vernon hosted the show together in December

“Josie and Vernon were fab. C Holly and Phill too much on TV especially Phill. Need new people to presents shows,” Alison Sharkey said.

Chris Ansari agreed: “Josie & Vernon should be permanent presenters 100%.”

Lynn Harris also said: “Think Vernon was a breath of fresh air.”

While Beryl O’sullivan added: “I think Vernon Kay & Rochelle were lovely together, both so down to earth and Vernon quite funny ,so lighthearted when they were on please bring them back!”

Rochelle also joined Vernon on the sofa

Vernon made his This Morning debut alongside Josie just before Christmas.

At the time, viewers thought Phillip’s job was ‘under threat’ thanks to the Bolton TV star.

Former Big Brother winner Josie was also a hit with viewers having already covered for Holly in November whilst she was off sick for three days with a stomach bug.

Rochelle Humes also made a return to the programme for some of the week with Vernon.

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