Craig Doyle returns to This Morning a year on from his first show
This Morning are yet to confirm who will host alongside Holly Willoughby when she returns on June 5 but viewers have insisted Craig Doyle is the perfect choice.
Holly previously presented alongside Phillip Schofield but the host stepped down amid rumours of a feud between the duo.
As Holly has take an early break for half-term, Alison Hammond has taken over presenting duties alongside Dermot O’Leary.
However, as Dermot celebrated his birthday on Wednesday, Craig stepped in and viewers were thrilled to have him on screen.
Within minutes of the show airing, fans insisted there was no “better TV partner” for Holly than Craig.
@eastleedslass tweeted: “Nobody, absolutely nobody, is a better tv partner for Holly than Craig Doyle. If you can’t see it, there’s something wrong with you #thismorning #HollyWilloughby.”
“They need to keep Craig on permanently! #thismorning,” posted @kellymcc5.
@BeauJangle2023 added: “Oooh Craig & Alison . Love this combination #ThisMorning.”
@I_knew_Bob begged: “Please #ThisMorning pair Craig Doyle with Holly. Love his down to earth presenting. He doesn’t come across smug!”
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It comes as Rylan Clark has emerged as the bookies favourite to host This Morning alongside Holly.
He is 4/5 in the betting with bookmaker Coral to replace Philip as a presenter of This Morning following support behind the broadcaster over the last 24 hours.
“Rylan Clark has been the most popular selection in our betting on who will replace Philip Schofield on This Morning,” said Coral’s John Hill.
“The former host of Strictly’s It Takes Two is now the odds-on favourite for the role.”
Dermot’s odds of co-hosting with Holly are 6/4 while Alison is priced at 2/1.
ITV confirmed to Express.co.uk that Phillip made a joint decision with ITV to leave his position on This Morning.
An ITV Spokesperson said: Phillip Schofield’s decision to step down from This Morning was (as his statement made clear) a decision agreed between Phillip and ITV.”
This Morning airs weekdays on ITV from 10am.
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