Emma Willis emerges as frontrunner to take Holly Willoughby’s seat on the This Morning sofa after making an ‘instant impact’ while hosting with Rylan Clark
Emma Willis has emerged as the bookies favorite to take Holly Willoughby’s presenting role on This Morning after impressing viewers with her consummate appearance on Monday’s show.
The seasoned presenter kicked off the week with Rylan Clark, another popular fixture, five years after they worked to together on recently resurrected reality show Big Brother.
Emma, 47, previously hosted Big Brother during its previous incarnation on Channel 5, while Rylan, 35, fronted sister show Bit On The Side, and the pair have also hosted This Morning together in the past.
The star replaced Cat Deeley, who hosted the show alongside Rylan earlier this month in what has been a revolving carousel of part-time presenters since Willoughby’s abrupt departure in October.
And her undeniable popularity has been duly noted among bookmakers, with Ladbrokes giving her odds of 11/10 to claim the coveted presenting role full time.
Emma Willis has emerged as the bookies favorite to take Holly Willoughby ‘s presenting role on This Morning after impressing viewers with her appearance on Monday
The seasoned presenter kicked off the week with Rylan Clark, another popular fixture, five years after they worked to together on recently resurrected reality show Big Brother
Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: ‘Emma Willis made a major impact on This Morning today and after instantly sparking a flurry of bets, she is the new favorite to replace Holly Willoughby.’
Elsewhere show regular Alison Hammond has odds of 2/1, Josie Gibson is 5/2 /1, Rochelle Humes, , 6/1, Kate Garraway, 10/1, and Storm Huntley, 14/1, while Abbey Clancy and Angela Scanlon are tied at 16/1.
Fans have already called for Rylan and Emma to be made permanent presenters following Holly Willoughby’s dramatic departure.
One wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: ‘This morning is so much better with Emma and Rylan presenting together! They need to be the permanent presenters from now on pls’
Another said: ‘Rylan & Emma are the perfect hosts of #ThisMorning’
While a third added: ‘Please can we have Rylan and Emma Willis on permanently’
It comes after Rylan was tipped as the bookies favorite to replace Phillip Schofield and land a permanent stint on the show.
William Hill announced that Rylan Clark has 5/4 odds to take over from Phillip Schofield and more recently Holly Willoughby who left the show amid shocking kidnap and murder threats.
This Morning fans were thrilled on Monday as Emma and Rylan reunited to present the show
Fans have already called for Rylan and Emma to be made permanent presenters following Holly Willoughby’s dramatic departure
Rylan, is currently presenting the show on a temporary rotating basis, and has joined stars including Cat, and Josie Gibson.
His high odds will be welcome news to Rylan who has had a tough year due to his mother’s ill health.
Rylan is currently a rotating presenter from Monday to Thursday alongside Josie Gibson, Craig Doyle, Rochelle Humes , and Ben Shepherd.
Multiple fans of Rylan have taken to social media to express that they think he would be perfect for the job.
After his joint appearance with Josie, one wrote: ‘Not watched this morning in ages….. but tuned in this week. LOVED IT!!! dear @thismorning here’s your permanent presenters!!’
One other said: ‘@Rylan should be a permanent host of This Morning on @ITV great guy, a great presenter.’
A third fan said: ‘I haven’t read one bad comment about Rylan & Josie presenting This Morning! This is the presenting duo we so desperately need to keep on our tv screens!! #rylan#josie#thismorning’
Emma hosted Big Brother during its previous incarnation on Channel 5, while Rylan fronted sister show Bit On The Side, and have hosted This Morning together in the past
She replaced Cat Deeley, who hosted This Morning alongside Rylan earlier this month
It comes after Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby both dramatically quit the ITV show
However, the duo being permanent seems unlikely as Josie has just 50/1 odds of replacing Holly.
The favourite to replace Holly is Loose Women’s Christine Lampard.
Holly left the show last month ‘for the sake of her family’ after discovering she was the target of a foiled kidnap and murder plot and has since not been replaced permanently.
It came five months after Philip Schofield’s departure after his affair with a young male showrunner was made public, followed by claims of an increasingly strained relationship with his co-host
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