This Morning confirm Phillip Schofield’s temporary REPLACEMENT

Phillip is having a day off

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

by Alex Ross |
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As fans of popular daytime show This Morning gear up for the first ever Sunday episode of the show, it has been revealed that regular host Phillip Schofield will NOT appear on the show on Monday 21st January.

Phillip, who co-hosts the series with Holly Willoughby, is taking a day off from his usual duties and fans are going to LOVE his replacement!

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Performer and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2018 star John Barrowman has been announced as Phillip's temporary replacement, with the 51-year-old set to host the show alongside Holly.

John said, “I am delighted to co-host This Morning, it’s such an iconic show and to be reunited with Holly – a familiar face from my jungle family – is just fabulous. I’m really looking forward to it.”

By the sounds of it, fans are VERY excited to see John host the show. One fan wrote, 'Oh this is going to be amazing', with another adding, 'Oh yes I will be watching. I love john'. [sic]

John turned out to be a popular camp mate when he appeared on the 2018 series of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, making it to the final three alongside Emily Atack and eventual King of the Jungle, Harry Redknapp.

Check out Harry Redknapp's best one-liners on the show:


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His hilarious joke about being a football manager

Oh Harry, you joker!

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When he rapped with Fleur East and Malique Thompson-Dwyer

After a brief discussion about grinding, Harry, Fleur and Malique made up a rap after asking which car Harry drives - and the results were BRILLIANT.

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When he was SUPER blunt about Malique's departure

Obviously, he wasn't being mean about Malique - he just meant that they'd most likely be seeing each other in a matter of days!

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When he spoke about the time he ran Sandra over

Harry unfortunately wasn't being super observant two years ago, and told his campmates, "I used to think I was a good driver but I had a nightmare and ran over my wife one day. She got out the car and I thought she'd crossed the road and I pulled forward and she fell into the road and a bus stopped literally yards away and the most amazing part of the story probably, my grand-daughter is sitting on top of the bus and sees all of this. Unreal."

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When the campmates got split into teams

His competitive nature came out when they got split into teams, and he became one of the Roos.

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When he had some words of comfort for Fleur East

Before Fleur took on the Gore Seasons Pizza Bushtucker trial, Harry had his very own unique way of comforting her.

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When he had some thoughts about Fleur's music

In the Jungle Arms, the campmates took part in a little karaoke, when Fleur's song 'Sax' came on and they all tried to learn her dance routine. Harry wasn't convinced.

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When Noel had to hold a yabby in his mouth

During the Fall of Emperor Noel Bushtucker trial, Harry and Noel had to take it in turns to hold creatures in their mouths - and when Noel held a yabby in his mouth, Harry couldn't control himself, and yelled, "YABBA DABBA DOOOO."

Meanwhile, earlier this year it was revealed that This Morning will now be shown on a Sunday!

From the 20th January 2019 an hour-long episode of This Morning will air at 10.30am every Sunday and feature handpicked moments from the week plus brand new, exclusive content hosted by Eamonn Holmes OBE and Ruth Langsford.

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