Alison and Dermot will host half term week from Monday 31st May - Friday 4th June, before returning to host Fridays on This Morning.
This Morning is currently seeing it's best ratings in 19 years - over 10 million viewers tuned in during the first week of lockdown alone. So far for 2021 (Jan-April) This Morning is averaging 1.25m viewers with a 22.3% share of viewing. Up +6% in volume vs. 2020.
Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond joined the This Morning presenting team as weekly Friday presenters in January of this year.
How have your first few months hosting together been? What have you enjoyed the most so far?
Alison: “It’s been an absolute dream. I’ve loved every minute of it to be honest! I think the best thing really is getting to know Dermot. We had obviously met before and had seen each other over the past twenty years, but we didn’t really know each other. He always shows me pictures and videos of his baby and his cats, so I’m finding out so much more about him and his wonderful family. He’s just a really cool person.”
Dermot: “Getting to know the lovely Alison even more! That might sound silly because people assume that when two people get a job together that they know each other really really well, and we didn’t. I mean, we knew each other and we have always got on very well but we didn’t know each other, so our chemistry has had to grow and adapt on air...
You know when you just click with someone? She really is just wonderful to work with, it’s been great and for me, the shows are about informing, entertaining and having fun, and the Fridays in particular are about gearing up to the weekend - enjoying your Friday and easing yourself into the weekend - and I think we provide that mix brilliantly together."
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV and on ITV Hub.