Next This Morning Host: Frontrunner to replace Holly Willoughby Revealed

Following Holly Willoughby’s surprising announcement of her departure from “This Morning”, speculation is rampant regarding her potential successor.

This Morning’s transformation continues, especially after Phillip Schofield, another stalwart of the show, left ITV earlier this year. The program’s landscape in late 2023 promises to differ vastly from its early-year configuration.

Willoughby took to Instagram to announce her exit after a distressing week that saw a man arrested over an alleged kidnapping and murder scheme against her. The 42-year-old “Dancing on Ice” celebrity expressed deep gratitude for her 14-year journey with “This Morning” but stressed the need to prioritize her family. She also conveyed how much the program’s audience would be missed.

The day after her announcement, Craig Doyle and Rochelle Humes shouldered the responsibility of hosting “This Morning”. While they presented a tribute to Willoughby, some viewers found the segment “awkward” and “overdone”.

While Doyle and Humes took charge for that episode, emerging data suggests they might not be permanent replacements. Rylan Clark, former X Factor participant and now TV host, is currently being touted as a possible successor, according to bookmakers.

Alex Apati from Ladbrokes shared with GB News, “Rylan has always been adored by viewers, and he might just land a regular spot on the nation’s favourite morning show.”

At present, Clark is leading with odds of 3/1. He’s followed closely by Davina McCall at 4/1 and Rochelle Humes and Amanda Holden, both at 5/1. Alesha Dixon, a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, is also in contention with odds of 11/2.

Other potential candidates include Laura Whitmore, former Love Island star, with 6/1 odds, current Love Island host Maya Jama at 8/1, and ex-Islander Maura Higgins at 10/1.

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