Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are set to return to This Morning at the start of September, ITV has confirmed.
While the pair have been away for the summer holidays, TV couple Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford (who are a couple in real life) have been covering for them.
However, Willoughby and Schofield will be back on 1 September for the start of the new series.
New upcoming segments
The new series of the daytime show will have a focus on escapism topics, to give its audience a break from the persistent uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. When its usual presenters return, the show will start a brand new travel, beauty, cooking and animal series.
Actor Nigel Havers will be the face of a new four part segment titled Best of British, in which he will embark on a tour of Britain, to discover the nation’s history and achievements, learning about a range of topics from boats and cars to coastlines and food as he goes.
Speaking about the new opportunity Havers said, “It’s a genuine pleasure to be able to take the time out to tour Britain for This Morning viewers this September. I’ve packed some hand sanitiser, a picnic blanket and an umbrella just in case.”
Torode’s Skeleton Coast
For the new series, chef John Torode will be leading a new cooking segment titled Torode’s Skeleton Coast.
Torode will travel by air, sea and land from Dorset along the Jurassic Coast to visit local producers ranging from a blueberry farm, a flour mill and a cider farm.
The chef said, “Dorset is one of my favourite parts of the country and I feel very lucky to have been able to get out and explore the mighty Jurassic Coast during this time.
“I cannot wait to share some gorgeous recipes from the area. Not to mention that viewers will get the chance to judge my kayaking skills… So watch Torode back out on the road.”
Dr Scott’s Super Dogs
Another new section of the show will be led by the show’s resident vet, Dr Scott, and titled Dr Scott’s Super Dogs. The vet will meet trained dogs who are helping to save lives across the country.
Dr Scott said, “I’ve been completely blown away by the bravery, skill and intelligence of the dogs I’ve met.
“Whether they are trained in detecting disease and illness in humans or have learnt to sniff out poachers in African reserves, it’s simply mind-blowing.”
When is This Morning on?
This Morning airs on week days from 10am on ITV.