This Morning Presenters: Everything You Need To Know About Them

By Ilaria Pignalosa

4th December 2019

This Morning Presenters: Everything You Need To Know About Them

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This Morning Presenters are the best part of one of the most loved shows of British television.

The ITV’s show has been on the big screen for about 30 years, since 1988. For many Brits, this programme has been one a faithful friend, that has kept them company every morning for decades.

Have you watched every single episode of the show? Do you know all the This Morning presenters? If you want to learn more about them, you are just in the right place. Here will find out what are they up to now, and maybe even if they make as much as Noel Edmonds?

This Morning: Let’s Talk About The Show

This morning is a British daytime television programme broadcast on ITV.

It offers fun and entertainment for the whole family, with different columns dedicated to home and garden, food and health, style and beauty, and showbiz. Of course, the show also features daily news.

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Source/ Sunday Post

How Did The Show Start?

In 1988, ITV decided to create a new daytime show to replace the morning edition of Children’s ITV. Five different regional companies made pilot shows to win the national contract for the new programme, but only one succeeded. This was Granada Television, which offered a show called This Morning.

The first episode of the show was aired on 3rd October 1988, live from the Granada studio in Liverpool. It was a unique experiment: the programme was launched with no publicity, but it soon gained a daily average of two million viewers. Undoubtedly, one of its strongest points was the theme tune by David Pringle, and the two engaging This Morning presenters.

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Source/ BT TV

This Morning Presenters: The First Series

The first few series of the show focused on the participation of some “experts”. These were the weatherman Fred Talbot, advice columnist Denise Robertson, cook Susan Brookes, and many others.

Among doctors and wine experts, there was a beauty presenter that was meant to become an authority in this field: Liz Earle. The British writer and entrepreneur, who has written over 30 books on wellbeing, is now an affirmed beauty guru. With all her makeup and jewellery brands we are sure she can make as much as Stormzy!

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Source/ Business Advice

The Late 90s

This Morning presenters for the first series were Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, who were husband and wife. However, they only hosted the Monday to Thursday, leaving regular guests the honour to host the show on Fridays.

The tenth series, in 1998, was under the direction of Caron Keating and Ross Kelly. The year after, for the series 11, they passed the torch to Fern Britton and John Leslie on Fridays.

Fern, who was the BBC’s youngest even national news presenter, is now a successful novelist.

This Morning Presenters: From 2000 To 2009

The year 2000 saw the advent of the Internet, and thus new celebrities. While viewers were passionate about new mysteries (such as Jeffree Star teeth), This Morning presenters didn’t stop bringing pure entertainment on our TV.

In 2001, Coleen Nolan and Twiggy shared the show with Fern and John. Coleen rose to success, featuring, along with her sister Bernie and former Loose Women colleague Kerry Katona, in several television advertisements. She now also has a weekly column in Best magazine.

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Source/ Liverpool Echo

Nevertheless, viewers didn’t seem to like the duo. Subsequently, John and Fern took over as regular This Morning presenters until 2002. Recently, in 2008, the two of them were reunited for Fern’s birthday.

Presenters Phillip Schofield and Fern hosted the show from 2002 to 2009, proving a big hit with their fan.

This Morning Presenters: From 2009 To Today

In 2009, Holly Willoughby replaced Fern, and she is still one of the This Morning presenters together with Phil. The duo has been one of the best that the show has ever seen so far, at the point that Boris Johnson agreed to meet them for an interview.

On the other hand, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford are still the regular presenters of Fridays episodes. They have been holding the role since 2002, and we are sure they are not going to leave it any time soon.

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Source/ Rex Features

The Perfect Atmosphere

One of the reasons why viewers enjoy this show is its ability to adapt to every situation, and to make them feel like they’re spending some quality time with an old friend.

For example, only yesterday (3rd December 2019), Holly and Phil first interviewed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Afterwards, the show atmosphere completely changed, and it soon took a more festive direction as This Morning Presenters were dressed in silly and hilarious Christmas attire.

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Source/ ITV

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