BBC Sport presenter Ore Oduba is to step in for Phillip Schofield on the This Morning sofa later this week.

Ore Oduba

Ore Oduba

The 31-year-old, currently appearing in Strictly Come Dancing, will host ITV’s flagship daytime show alongside Holly Willoughby Thursday while Schofield is away with filming commitments.

“I’m really excited to be hosting This Morning with Holly,” Oduba said. “I’ve watched and loved the show for years. For me, it’s one of TV’s crown jewels.”

Oduba originally joined the BBC in 2008 as a reporter for Newsround, moving on in 2014 to present sport bulletins for BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 5 live.