ITV has revealed that Yorkshire-born duo James Martin and Anita Rani will host This Morning on Fridays over the summer.
Martin, who earlier this year stepped down after a decade as host of BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen, guest-presented an edition of ITV’s flagship daytime show alongside Ruth Langsford in April.
Rani has hosted a number of shows including BBC One’s Watchdog and Countryfile, Sky Sports’ Cricket AM and BBC Two’s The World’s Busiest Railway.
Martin said: “It’s such a privilege to be asked back to do it again, I have a great time there.”
Ahead of co-hosting her first This Morning on Friday, Rani added: “I’m so excited to be joining the fantastic team at This Morning. What a brilliant way to spend Fridays over the summer.”
This Morning’s editor, Martin Frizell, said: “James and Anita are both brilliant hosts in their own right and certainly have the skills suited for the varied and fast-paced nature of This Morning. Plans this year will certainly keep our viewers entertained across the summer weeks.”