Cat Deeley confirmed as new This Morning host after Holly Willoughby departure

Cat Deeley confirmed as new This Morning host after Holly Willoughby departure
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    Cat Deeley has been confirmed as a new presenter on This Morning.

    ITV bosses have been scrambling to find a permanent replacement for Holly Willoughby, who stepped down from the show last month after an alleged plot to kidnap and murder her was exposed. Cat, 47, will reportedly host alongside Rylan Clark for one week starting on Monday, November 13.

    A source told The Sun: "Cat is seasoned pro and execs have been keen to get her in for a while. She takes live TV in her stride and his really witty and personable with guests.

    "She is comfortable interviewing both popstars and politicians, so if it goes well she could be a much more permanent solution to Holly leaving. The insider went on: "Cat would be safe captain to steady the ship.

    "Rylan was a resounding success too so fans can expect to see a lot more of him in the future." Bosses are also keen to sign up Cat's husband Patrick Kielty to present alongside her, however, he currently has other work commitments in Northern Ireland.

    This Morning was thrown into chaos last month after Holly announced her departure, just months after her co-host of 14 years Phillip Schofield was axed for having an affair with a young male colleague at ITV. Sharing a lengthy statement online, Holly wrote: "I have let ITV know today that after 14 years, I will not be returning to This Morning. To everyone who has ever worked on the show over the years, thank you so, so much.

    "This is such a difficult goodbye, you are incredible and I forever will be proud of what we've done together. Thank you to everyone at ITV for being supportive. To every guest who has sat on our sofa, thank you.

    "Most of all, thank you to the wonderful viewers. You've been so loyal, so supportive and the very best company every day. Richard and Judy said, 'We only look after this show, it will always belong to the viewers'. It's been an honour to just be part of it's story and I know this story has many chapters left to go."

    She concluded: "Sadly, however, I now feel I have to make this decision for me and my family. I will miss you all so much, Holly."

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