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Strictly star Angela Scanlon ‘ticks all the boxes’ and could replace Holly Willoughby as host of This Morning


ITV bosses are discussing the possibility of Strictly’s Angela Scanlon replacing Holly Willoughby on This Morning following her success on the BBC dance show.

The Irish presenter has hosted The One Show and has been raised with chiefs at the network as a potential to join the programme.

An ITV source said: ‘Angela’s name was raised and actually she would be a great replacement for Holly. She ticks all of the boxes, and has a wealth of experience.

‘Plus, she would come off of the Strictly high.’

Former journalist Ms Scanlon, 39, is amongst the favourites to reach the Strictly final later this year and currently presents Your Home Made Perfect on BBC Two.

Strictly's Angela Scanlon is being considered as a potential replacement for Holly Willoughby on ITV's This Morning

Strictly’s Angela Scanlon is being considered as a potential replacement for Holly Willoughby on ITV’s This Morning

ITV bosses have decided to hold live auditions to find the perfect successor to Willoughby in the coming weeks, with sources saying they will test a number of potential anchors

ITV bosses have decided to hold live auditions to find the perfect successor to Willoughby in the coming weeks, with sources saying they will test a number of potential anchors

Executives are using Josie Gibson's absence while she is appearing on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, to look for a new face for when the show relaunches next year

Executives are using Josie Gibson’s absence while she is appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, to look for a new face for when the show relaunches next year

Meanwhile, ITV bosses have decided to hold live auditions to find the perfect star to replace Holly Willoughby on the This Morning sofa in the coming weeks.

With presenter Josie Gibson, 38, who hosts two or three times a week, going to Australia to appear on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, executives are using the opportunity to audition for another to take over when the programme is relaunched in the new year.

Sources at the network say that they will ‘test the chemistry and likeability’ of a number of potential anchors.

They also say that they are primarily looking for a woman as they hope to still sign Ben Shephard, 48, to take over Phillip Schofield’s role in January. They had originally planned to pair him with Ms Willoughby.



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