Member of royal family confirmed for This Morning presenting role after Holly Willoughby exit

Sarah Ferguson

The royal has ‘a great understanding of the show’ (Picture: Ken McKay/Rex)

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, will officially be joining the ranks of This Morning as a new guest presenter.

Ever since Holly Willoughby’s exit from the ITV show last month, speculation has been rife as to who will replace her.

While personalities including Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary have continued to front the programme, several stars have also temporarily filled her spot, including Rylan Clark and Cat Deeley.

On Monday, Sarah – who married Prince Andrew in 1986 and is the mother of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie – will join Alison and Dermot on the show.

The 64-year-old will also edit the instalment alongside boss Martin Frizell.

‘I have appeared on This Morning before, but this time I am coming back in a very different role,’ Sarah said in a statement obtained by MailOnline.

‘I love live TV and am an enormous fan of the show, and the whole team is always lovely to deal with.’

She continued: ‘I’m looking forward to being there for the whole morning, and thrilled to be guest editing the show which will mean getting to explore some topics that I’m passionate about.’

This Morning boss Martin added: ‘We are all delighted Sarah, Duchess of York wanted to come back here and I’m very happy for her to make some of my decisions on Monday.

‘She has a great understanding of the show and how television works and I feel viewers will be really interested in the running order she is putting together.’

More to follow.

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Source:: Metro


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