Phillip Schofield has stepped down from hosting This Morning after more than 20 years on the ITV programme.
The broadcaster has said Holly Willoughby, who Schofield has hosted alongside since 2009, will remain on the show and will “co-present with members of the This Morning family” for now.
Following his departure, here is a look at the runners and riders who could replace him on the sofa.
– Dermot O’Leary
Before this, O’Leary also appeared on the show as a guest presenter throughout the years, and currently has been given 4/1 odds by bookmakers Ladbrokes.
During his career, he has also hosted The X Factor, Soccer Aid, Comic Relief, Big Brother’s Little Brother and the Bafta film awards in 2021.
– Alison Hammond
Hammond first rose to fame as a Big Brother contestant in 2002 before joining ITV’s flagship morning show in the same year.
During her time on the show over the last two decades, she has become known for her ability to reduce even the biggest A-listers into fits of laughter.
However, her schedule may be full as it was announced earlier this year that she will be joining The Great British Bake Off as the show’s new co-host alongside comedian Noel Fielding from the next series.
– Rochelle Humes
She also filled in for Willoughby on the breakfast show when the TV star flew to Australia in 2018 to stand in for Ant McPartlin on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.
Humes, 34, who currently presents BBC One gameshow The Hit List with her husband, JLS star Marvin, has been given 6/1 odds.
– Marvin Humes
However, in an interview with Heat magazine last year he said he did not see himself returning to the show any time soon but added “never say never”.
– Rylan Clark
It was also announced last month that he was quitting as as a presenter of Strictly Come Dancing’s spin-off show It Takes Two.
Clark, who also recently provided the BBC with commentary for the Eurovision Song Contest and has a show on BBC Radio 2 show, has 3/1 odds.
– Josie Gibson
Gibson, who has fronted the programme alongside the likes of Vernon Kay, has been given 10/1 odds.
– Gino D’Acampo
He rose to fame as a regular cook on the ITV morning show and has since presented cookery programmes including Let’s Do Lunch and Gino’s Italian Escape.
D’Acampo is also behind one of This Morning’s most viral moments when he gave a witty retort after Willoughby unwittingly insulted his pasta dish.
She told that if the meal had ham in it, then it would taste quite like a carbonara, to which a horrified D’Acampo replied: “If my grandmother had wheels, she would have been a bike.”