Today Phillip Schofield has announced that Amanda Holden and Christine Bleakley will cover hosting ITV’s This Morning for Holly Willoughby wile she’s on maternity Leave!
Over the last few months so many rumours have been flying around speculating who will get the job and Emma Willis and Christine came out on top.
Speaking on the show today Schofield said:
‘Congratulations to Amanda Holden and Christine Bleakley who will be covering Holly on the show when she’s on maternity.’
Holly then announced that she will return for a few weeks in September if she hasn’t gone into labour before then.
While the show was on air Amanda tweeted:
Am thrilled to say I am stepping Into @hollywills stiletto’s whilst she’s on maternity leave.cant wait !!@Schofe and @itvthismorning
Then after the show Phill tweeted:
And then gorgeous @clbleakley steps in to play for the rest of it. How lucky am I to work with the best ladies on telly
We have to say Amanda is not the best choice to pick and the viewers are not happy too.
The show was trending on Twitter just after it was announced and one twitter user said:
Holly and Emma – viewer can relate to them. They empathise. Amanda Holden – created an illusion of superiority and Botox.
Amanda Holden covering Holly’s maternity leave on #ThisMorning I couldn’t think of anyone worse.
Lots of people have said that the ratings will fall when Amanda takes over but we will have to see what happens!