Phillip Schofield will be replaced by Vernon Kay for three days this morning after the NTA name snob
Phillip Schofield, 59, will be replaced for three days by Vernon Kay on This Morning starting August 31, it has been announced.
The former Family Fortunes host, 47, who will grace the small screen alongside backup host Rochelle Humes, 32, said he was “beside himself with excitement” after the news.
Phil was recently snubbed by the National Television Awards, while his ITV daytime co-stars Holly Willoughby, 40, Alison Hammond, 46, and Dermot O’Leary, 48, received awards. appointments.
‘That’s a huge tick for me’: Phillip Schofield (pictured in 2021) to be REPLACED by Vernon Kay this morning after the NTA nomination snub
Vernon said The sun: ‘Being invited to host a show I’ve watched since its inception is a huge tick for me.’
The Saturday singer added, “I also look forward to welcoming Vernon Kay to the This Morning family.”
According to the newspaper’s sources, his hiring was part of a desire to try new talent, since Phil has been at the helm of the show since 2002.
Hooray! The 47-year-old presenter said he was “beside himself with excitement” following the news
Nominations for this year’s NTAs were announced on Tuesday, with fellow This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond receiving shortlisted nods ahead of next month’s ceremony.
Holly and Alison will face veteran winners Ant and Dec, both 45, who have been nominated for a record 20th consecutive year.
The duo have been a long-time winner of the award since first winning the award in 2002, but will face stiff competition from Holly and Alison this year.
Holly and Phil continued to wow viewers with their on-screen antics while hosting This Morning during the Covid pandemic, while in September Alison took over as host of the Friday edition of the show alongside Dermot O’Leary.
Face to face: This comes as she and fellow This Morning presenter Alison Hammond landed a nod for Best TV Presenter at this year’s National Television Awards (pictured in 2021)
Bradley Walsh, 61, is also nominated for his work as host of The Chase, as well as Piers Morgan for his stint on Good Morning Britain before leaving the show in March.
Once again, This Morning was also nominated for Best Day and will compete against Loose Women, The Repair Shop and The Chase.
The mid-morning show has long dominated the category, winning for the past 10 consecutive years.
The NTA shortlist was opened on Tuesday and the public will be able to vote online until Thursday, September 9.
Eureka! Ant (left) and Dec (right) are veteran winners and have been nominated for a 20th consecutive year.