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ITV unveils new Friday presenters for This Morning


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 and Rani will take over the Friday slot from regular hosts Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, who are filling in on Monday to Thursday for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield over the summer.

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.”

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