Josie Gibson was told to get job at Lidl supermarket before dream This Morning role

By Sara-Aisha Kent

Josie Gibson's bubbly personality and hilarious TV blunders have made her a fan favourite on This Morning.

But the Big Brother winner, 36, has shared that she - and her family - were not always convinced that she would bag a stellar career on-screen.

In a new interview, the Bristolian confessed that her grandma suggested that she had her CV into supermarket chain store Lidl in a bid to bag a checkout job.

“It was only a few years ago that my nan suggested I apply for a job at Lidl because they are good payers," she told The Sun.

Josie went on to admit that she often struggles to come to terms with her career path and being on one of the biggest daytime TV shows - and believes a higher power 'has her back'.

“I think something has always had my back, I don’t know what it is. I suppose I’m quite religious.

Josie Gibson has shared that her nan suggested she should get a job at Lidl (ITV)

“Then again, you don’t know what’s around the corner — it could be here today and gone tomorrow, so you’ve got to enjoy it."

Today, fans tuning into This Morning were over the moon to spot Josie hosting alongside Dermot O'Leary.

Josie was on the sofa to cover Alison Hammond as the regular Friday presenter was having a day off.

The star introduced herself by entering the studio saying: “I'm here!”

Co-host Dermot replied: “I know you are, Alison is having a day off. What have you done with her, Josie?”

Josie then explained: “Alison did say I could cover her today, but only if I get her a really nice birthday present.”

One user who was happy about seeing Josie said: "QUEEN JOSIE IS BACK!!! @Josiestweet @thismorning #ThisMorning."

"Josie looks v different today - v glam indeed #thismorning," another tweeted.

Another wrote: "Yay Josie is on! Also, love her hair and make-up today. #thismorning."

Josie hosted This Morning today with Dermot O'Leary (ITV)

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A third commented: "@Josiestweet You look stunning today on @thismorning & you are a brilliant presenter too. Hope to see you more in the studio."

Josie also sat in on the This Morning sofa when Holly Willoughby was hit with a stomach bug in November.

She kept Holly’s seat warm for three days before returning to the show in the lead-up to Christmas alongside Vernon Kay, who was making his hosting debut.

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