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Siobhan Macdonald

Alison Hammond puts £700k house on the market after Phillip Schofield's This Morning axe

Alison Hammond has put her lavish £700,000 home on sale the same day former This Morning star Phillip Schofield left the beloved show.

Phillip, 61, announced over the weekend that he would be leaving the flagship ITV chat show after 21 years amid the recent speculation about his friendship with Holly Willoughby, 42. Fan favourite Alison, 48, and Dermot O'Leary took over the reins on Monday to present the show while Holly enjoys the half term break.

While fans are speculating about who will take over Phil's spot on the This Morning sofa, The Mirror reports that Alison put her four bedroom house on the market on Thursday.

A source recently told The Sun : "The timings are entirely coincidental but are, perhaps, telling. Alison loves that house but wants a fresh start. She’s incredibly in demand.

"It’s looking highly likely she will be asked to do more days a week on This Morning — and therefore she will be spending more time in London."

Alison has been a hot commodity in the industry in recent years, most recently landing the sought after gig on The Great British Bake Off following Matt Lucas's exit.

Alison has shown off her West Midlands home multiple times on This Morning over the years during cooking segments and her garden makeover.

The stunning Birmingham house features a huge open-plan kitchen and dining room as well as a wall used to show off her many achievements. Eagle-eyed fans will recognise her kitchen, where she filmed her segments during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Following the news of Phil's exit over the weekend, Alison and Dermot fronted This Morning and paid tribute to Phil in what many fans called a 'cold' and 'insincere' tribute.

She addressed viewers: "Now we can't start today's show without paying tribute to the man who has spent the last two decades sitting on this sofa – Phillip Schofield."

Dermot continued: "Everyone on and off the screen at ITV and This Morning want to say a huge thank you to Phil for what he's done to make this show a success over the last 21 years."

Alison concluded: "Quite simply we all know he's one of the best live television broadcasters this country has ever had and we, and all the team, wish him all the best for the future."

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