Lorraine Kelly has weighed in on the ongoing drama surrounding her ITV daytime colleagues on This Morning.
Last year, Phillip Schofield announced he would be leaving This Morning after more than 20 years, following reports in the media that he and co-host Holly Willoughby had fallen out behind the scenes.
A week later, he confirmed he had resigned from ITV, after admitting lying to his bosses about his affair with a younger colleague on the daytime show.
Holly then took a long break from This Morning, and returned in the summer, only to quit the show in October following an alleged plot to kidnap her.Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby in May 2023
In the months since, This Morning has been led by a rotating team of guest presenters, including Dermot O’Leary, Alison Hammond, Craig Doyle, Rochelle Humes and Josie Gibson, as well as guests such as Cat Deeley, Ben Shephard and Rylan Clark.
“If you had told me at the start of (last) year that Holly and Phil wouldn’t be appearing (on This Morning), I wouldn’t have believed you,” Lorraine told Woman & Home magazine.
“But you know what? The show will continue. He’ll be fine. He’ll be fine. Eventually. Everything will be fine.”
The former Masked Singer competitor added: “They are good people. I miss them.
“They were a huge success, made me laugh a lot and every time I appeared on This Morning as a guest they were great fun.”
So far, ITV has not commented on who will take over This Morning permanently in the future, although unconfirmed reports in the media suggest that the show may be run by new duo, Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley.
Read Lorraine’s full interview in the new issue of Woman & Home.