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Stephanie Colderick

This Morning announces comedian will replace Phillip Schofield as presenter remains absent

This Morning viewers normally tune in to see Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield presenting the ITV1 show from Monday to Thursday, however, this week Phil has been absent from the show. Now a comedian will be stepping in to fill his shoes.

The Masked Singer presenter Joel Dommett will be presenting the daytime show on Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30. Taking to social media, ITV shared a picture of Holly and Joel, with the caption: "Join @hollywills and guest presenter @joeldommett, this Wednesday and Thursday on #ThisMorning! See you at 10am on ITV1, STV and @ITVX!"

Joel is best known for being the host of The Masked Singer and started his career as a stand-up comedian. He has also entered the jungle on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in 2016.

Read more: ITV This Morning: Where is Phillip Schofield as Alison Hammond fills in?

Joel will be taking over from Alison Hammond who filled in for Phil on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28. Welcoming viewers to This Morning at the start of the week, Holly asked the new Great British Bake Off host: "Is it weird being here on a Monday?" to which Alison replied: "It's quite nice actually, start the week off."

Holly then explained Phil's absence by saying: "Phillip is having the week off so all the adults have left the building." Alison normally presents This Morning on Fridays with Dermot O'Leary.

Following Alison and Holly's presenting stint, fellow This Morning star Josie Gibson sent a sweet message to the pair. Posting on Instagram she said: "Nothing makes me prouder than seeing these two beauties absolutely smash it" and tagged them in her post. You can keep up to date with the latest TV and showbiz news by signing up to the newsletter here.


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