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22nd May 2023

Stacey Solomon hints that she could replace Phillip Schofield on This Morning

Stacey Solomon has hinted that she could be the person to replace Phillip Schofield on This Morning.

Phillip announced on Saturday that he would be stepping down from the morning show with “immediate effect” after 21 years of hosting.

Now, Stacey has sparked rumours that she could be the person set to replace him.

Posting to Instagram, the mum of five shared a note from her diary which said: “September 2023”

She then said: “Just had one of the most exciting meetings of my life. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to share this with you soon. My dream.”

In a statement, Phillip said he is stepping away from the show immediately because he wants to protect it.

“I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning. But recently, This Morning itself has become the story,” he said.

Schofield continued, “Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind. I understand that ITV has decided the current situation can’t go on, and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love.”

“So I have agreed to step down from This Morning with immediate effect, in the hope that the show can move forward to a bright future. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me – especially This Morning’s amazing viewers – and I’ll see you all for the Soap Awards next month,” he added.

Monday’s show will be hosted by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary as Holly Willoughby is off on half term holidays.


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