TV personality Stacey Solomon could be the next host of ITV’s This Morning after the star shared a clue following claims Phillip Schofield will be shortly replaced.
Stacey recently took to Instagram with a cryptic story that many have assumed is linked to a potential opportunity on the show following the career-ending backlash Schofield has recently received.
In the social media story, Stacey told followers: “Just had one of the most exciting meetings of my life."
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“I can’t even tell you how excited I am to share this with you soon. My dream.”
She also filmed herself writing out a key date on a notepad visible to followers: “September 2023”.
The date is further confirmation to those currently speculating, given a source at This Morning recently claimed in the press that host Phillip Schofield would be unlikely to continue hosting from September.
The source told The Sun: “This Morning is preparing for some seismic changes this summer – and Phil is lined up as the first major name for the chop when his contract expires this summer. It’s highly unlikely he’ll be back in September.”
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“Plans are being drawn up for a new look This Morning and, at the moment, Phil is not featuring in them.
He has worked on the show for over two decades. Many feel it is time for some fresh blood.”
The speculation that Stacey will replace Phil after reports that the current host and his co-star Holly Willoughby are “barely talking” off-camera.
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The pair have fallen out of popularity following a string of scandals, including allegations of skipping the queue to see the Queen laying in state which caused public uproar.
Since then, pressure on the friendship between the hosts has reportedly grown with Holly deciding to distance herself, reportedly unfollowing Phil of Twitter.
Meanwhile, Phil, who’s brother has just been charged with sexual offences against a minor, issued a statement on social media acknowledging that the past few weeks “haven’t been easy for either of us.”
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