Bolton’s very own Vernon Kay is about to become the new host of ITV show This Morning, temporarily, while Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have some time off.
The 47-year-old will join the show from August 31 and will spend three days presenting it alongside Rochelle Humes.
Vernon and Rochelle are being drafted in from the end of the month while Phillip and Holly take a well deserved break during the summer holidays.
Rochelle, alongside show regular Alison Hammond, will host a ‘girl power’ Monday version of the show before Vernon enters the way on Tuesday and hosts until Thursday.
Then, on Friday, Rochelle will return to host with Alison while Alison’s regular Friday co-host, Dermot O’Leary, will host parts of the show live from Manchester.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Vernon said: “To be asked to guest host on a show I’ve watched since its inception is a huge tick for me.”
The Mirror reports that Vernon’s presenting stint is part of a drive to try out new faces on the hit morning show, which has been on air for 33 years.