X Factor has one of their main stars poached by fellow ITV show This Morning, as longtime host Dermot O’Leary is named as its new presenter. Ooh!
Dermot’s move sees him following in the foosteps of fellow TM newbies Rochelle and Marvin Humes, who co-hosted the daytime TV show for a few days in October.
The snake-hipped funnyman will appear alongside Holly Willoughby in January while Philip Schofield takes some time off to film The Cube…
But before you get too excited at the thought of your daily dose of Dermy, it’s only for a few days – the 13-16 January, to be precise. Damn.
We can’t wait to see the close pals reunited on-screen again – we predict plenty of inappropriate LOLs and girly giggling – as the pair haven’t worked together since Hols presented The Xtra Factor way back in 2009.
Dermot said of the news: ‘I’m delighted to be guest hosting This Morning for a week. When Holly called me and asked, I couldn’t resist, I really miss working with her, and am looking forward to having some fun.’
He added: ‘I’m a huge admirer of Phillip, so to be asked to stand in for the great man is indeed an honour – I can’t wait!’
We can’t either, Derms!
By Robyn Munson