Vernon Kay announced as new guest host of 'This Morning' alongside Rochelle Humes

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Vernon Kay will now join the roster of guest presenters on 'This Morning'. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Vernon Kay will now join the roster of guest presenters on 'This Morning'. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Vernon Kay will be the latest presenter to join the rotating roster of guests hosts for This Morning over Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby's summer break.

The 47-year-old telly veteran will join The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes — a frequent guest host on the show — from 31 August for three days.

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Humes will also front the other two shows in that particular week, with This Morning stalwart Alison Hammond as her co-host.

Revealing the news in The Sun on Sunday, Kay said: "To be asked to guest host on a show I’ve watched since its inception is a huge tick for me.” 

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Humes, who first stepped into a guest host role in 2013, added that she is "so looking forward to welcoming Vernon Kay into the This Morning family".

She initially presented alongside her husband — JLS singer Marvin Humes — but has since worked with other hosts.

Humes even joined Schofield as a main presenter of the show in 2018 while Willoughby was fronting I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.

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This Morning is currently in the process of shuffling its hosting schedule, with Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond becoming the regular Friday hosts of the show, replacing Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

Vernon Kay teamed up with his wife Tess Daly earlier this year to present ITV Saturday night show 'Game of Talents'. (David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Vernon Kay teamed up with his wife Tess Daly earlier this year to present ITV Saturday night show 'Game of Talents'. (David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Kay's presenting career is beginning to intensify once again after his successful third place finish in the Wales-set 2020 series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.

He fronted ITV's Game of Talents earlier this year alongside wife Tess Daly, taking charge of a game show for the first time since All Star Family Fortunes ended in 2015.

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Earlier this year, it was reported that This Morning is achieving its highest ever ratings, averaging 1.4 million viewers for the first month of 2021.

In February, viewers peaked at a massive audience of 1.9 million households.

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