Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary delighted fans of This Morning today, as they hosted their first official Friday show.
The presenters have replaced Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, who hosted the show’s Friday edition for 15 years before they were axed late last year.
Welcoming viewers to the show this morning, Alison beamed: “Hello and welcome to your Friday This Morning! It’s so lovely to have you!”
The duo then started singing and dancing to Bill Withers’ Just the Two of Us.
Reacting to their first show on Twitter, one fan tweeted: “Dermot and Alison on a Friday is exactly what i need. icons. #ThisMorning.”
Another wrote: “Alison and Dermot I’m already OBSESSED, I love this so much #ThisMorning.”
A third viewer tweeted: “Loving Alison and Dermot #ThisMorning great duo! Uplifting and positive. Much needed as we start this crazy 2021.”
dermot and alison on a friday is exactly what i need. icons. #ThisMorning
— lucie 🌱 (@llxcie_) January 8, 2021
Alison and Dermot I’m already OBSESSED, I love this so much #ThisMorning
— Erin ミ☆ (@_erinz_) January 8, 2021
Loving Alison and Dermot #ThisMorning great duo! Uplifting and positive. Much needed as we start this crazy 2021 👏🏽
— Bekind 💁🏽♀️ 🇪🇸🇬🇧 (@JisselMind) January 8, 2021
Loving Alison and Dermot, never used to watch on a Friday but I will be now #ThisMorning
— Vic (@Victoria_Belk98) January 8, 2021
alison hammond and dermot o’leary are a JOY i’m so glad they’re now presenting every week #ThisMorning
— ruby (@rubynaldrett) January 8, 2021
Alison and Dermot made their debut on This Morning, after Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford hosted their final Friday show last month.
The hosting duo will return to present the main programme during holidays, when Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby take a break.
After hosting their final show on December 18, Eamonn addressed their exit in an emotional video shared on Instagram.
The 60-year-old said: “Hi everyone, just want to say something to you all from the bottom of my heart and that is thank you.”
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“Ruth and I have been overwhelmed yesterday and today by the amount of messages and we’ll be replying via social media, by emails, by texts, by Whatsapp, by whatever way we can.”
“But can I just generally say thank you, thank you, thank you. We do feel the love, really appreciate it but stop it, stop it now.”
“It’s Christmas time, Mistletoe and Wine. We’ve all got things to do so thank you, get on with your lives, we certainly intend to get on with ours and look, things are looking up.”
Eamonn added: “My sty is nearly gone, the sun is shining and I just want to say to all of you. Have a very merry Christmas and please stay safe. Thank you very, very much all of you.”