Josie Gibson and Vernon Kay to guest host This Morning for Easter


Josie Gibson and Vernon Kay will make a return to host This Morning this Easter.

They join the presenting line up over the next two weeks alongside Friday favourites Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.

Alison and Dermot will front the daytime favourite all week from Monday 4 April, while Josie and Vernon will host during the following week (11 – 14 April).

Alison and Dermot will also cover the extra bank holiday shows on Friday 15 and Monday 18 before Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby return on Tuesday, 19 April.

On making a return to the infamous sofa and co-hosting with Vernon again, Josie said: “I still cannot believe I’ve even hosted This Morning! I feel very privileged, very honoured, and just can’t believe it’s happening to me. I’m very thankful to all the This Morning team for letting me come back and host.

“As for Vernon, when they said I’d be hosting with Vernon again I screamed with excitement! What a legend.”

Vernon added: “I had the most brilliant time hosting This Morning with Josie before Christmas and I’m chuffed to be asked back again.

“The show is such an institution for many and I’m really looking forward to seeing the team and interacting with the viewers again over Easter.”

Josie has now hosted co-hosted with every This Morning host and offered up her views on each.

“So Phil, he is really funny. And we often see ‘presenter Phil’ and sometimes I wish people would see more of ‘the Phil’ because he’s bloody hilarious!” she shared. “He’s also very gentle and he’s really caring. When I had an ear infection, he was always checking up on me asking if I was alright – he’s just lovely.

“I love Dermot, too. He was also so caring and thoughtful, and really is one of the nicest blokes in the business.

“Alison, well, she’s just my mate ain’t she? I just love her to bits. She brings the party, she’s the energy, she’s the scream and she just lights up a room as far as I’m concerned.

“And then Holly Willoughby, oh my goodness, what an amazing broadcaster she is. She is just effortless. I was in awe of her. But she is a real girls’ girl – and so is Alison – and they’ve both helped me.

“We all encourage and push each other to do well. But I love Holly, she’s got a very good energy… and funnily enough, me, Holly and Alison are all Aquarius women!”

This Morning airs weekdays at 10AM on ITV and ITV Hub