Cat Deeley, the renowned TV personality and actress, is set to take on the role of presenter on ITV's This Morning, according to reports. The 47-year-old star will be co-hosting with popular presenter Rylan Clark, who has been guest-presenting the show alongside Josie Gibson.
Deeley's debut on the famous This Morning sofa is scheduled to take place on November 13. Her joining the show comes after Holly Willoughby left last month due to personal reasons, including a foiled kidnap and murder plot targeting her. Willoughby's replacement has not been named permanently yet.
Cat Deeley kick-started her career as a co-presenter on the ITV children's show SMTV Live, winning a BAFTA Children's Award. She also hosted the spin-off chart show CD:UK.
According to a source, executives have been eager to have Deeley on the show for some time. They were impressed by her ease with live TV and her wit and personable nature with guests. If her debut goes well, she could become a more permanent solution to Holly Willoughby's departure, potentially providing stability to the popular morning show.
Fans can also expect to see more of Rylan Clark in the future, as he has proven to be a resounding success with viewers. William Hill has announced that Rylan currently has high odds of 5/4 to take over from both Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
There are several contenders in the race to replace Philip Schofield on This Morning, with Dermot O'Leary leading the pack as the bookies' favorite. O'Leary, best known for his former presenting role on The X Factor, currently co-presents This Morning with Alison Hammond. However, no official announcement about these replacements has been made yet.
It remains to be seen who will ultimately capture the hearts of This Morning viewers and secure a permanent role on the popular show. The competition is fierce, and fans eagerly await the official announcement from ITV and Cat Deeley's representatives.