Can Dancing On Ice Survive the Willoughby Effect? Ratings Dip as Former Host Embraces New Era

This Morning Shakeup: Rising Star Sian Welby Takes the Reins

Fresh Face Fills the Gap:

This Morning viewers will be greeted by a new face next week as Sian Welby steps in as guest host alongside Dermot O’Leary.

The bubbly presenter is rising fast in the ranks and ITV bosses are eager to see if she can handle the heat of the coveted daytime slot.

Earmarked for Stardom:

With years of experience under her belt, Welby is already a familiar face on This Morning, regularly popping in for segments.

Sources whisper she’s considered a “rising star” with bright potential.

“Sian has done really well already,” revealed an insider, “so the bosses felt it was time to hand her the mic.”

Hollywood Glamour and Comedic Cackles:

Viewers can expect a lively week next week.

Kevin Hart and Gugu Mbatha Raw will be in the studio to chat about their new action film, LIFT, while Bill Bailey brings his signature wit to the airwaves.

A Familiar Friday Duo:

Don’t worry, the ever-energetic pairing of Alison Hammond and O’Leary will keep their usual Friday slot, ensuring some good old-fashioned This Morning fun.

A Long Road to the Morning Chair:

This opportunity for Welby comes after months of musical chairs at This Morning following Holly Willoughby’s departure.

Cat Deeley and Emma Willis both politely declined the offer, and Christine Lampard reportedly wasn’t keen on the workload.

I’m a Celeb star Josie Gibson held the fort for the past two weeks, but now it’s Welby’s turn to shine.

Willoughby Reinvents:

Meanwhile, speculation swirls around Willoughby’s next move.

The former “Queen of daytime TV” is reportedly ditching her demure image, swapping This Morning for the glitz and glamour of Dancing On Ice.

However, her comeback isn’t quite setting the ratings on fire.

The show’s launch episode saw its lowest viewers ever, suggesting the audience might be adjusting to a Willoughby-less This Morning and a Holly-fied Dancing On Ice.

Will Welby win over the hearts of This Morning viewers?

And will Willoughby manage to reignite the spark on Dancing On Ice?

Tune in next week to find out!

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