Holly Willoughby's co-presenter revealed for This Morning return in the autumn | The Sun

HOLLY Willoughby's brand new co-presenter for This Morning has been revealed.

The 42-year-old will return to the flagship ITV programme in September after her summer break.

And now it's been revealed Holly will present her first episodes back alongside Alison Hammond.

The pair, who are pals, have previously hosted This Morning together on a number of occasions.

Phillip Schofield was axed by ITV in May after admitting to an "unwise but not illegal" affair with a much younger male colleague.

He was recently seen for the first time in months, being supported by TalkTV and This Morning agony aunt Vanessa Feltz.

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MailOnline report Holly told show bosses she wanted to be paired with her friend upon her return.

A source said: "To ITV bosses, Holly and Alison are the dream team and it also what Holly wanted and that is very important to those high up because they don't want to lose her.

"It shows how much Holly means business when it comes to saving This Morning from the trauma it has endured since the whole Schofield scandal. She is determined to keep things going.

"They have this natural chemistry, they are friends and it something that the bosses hope the viewers will enjoy. Holly would love for them to be a permanent pairing but these days Alison is in such demand across the whole television industry these days that it is impossible for her to commit to the show full time but Holly will do her very best to make sure they are together as much as possible."

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Holly is expected back on the blue sofa from Monday, September 4th and will host with Alison for two days.

She'll then front This Morning with Irishman Craig Doyle until Alison returns on Friday to host as usual with Dermot O'Leary.

It comes after it emerged that Holly would be joined by rotating presenters as ITV bosses decided against spending big money on replacing Phillip Schofield.

Familiar faces such as Craig Doyle, Alison Hammond, Dermot O'Leary and Josie Gibson are all expected to co-host with Willoughby.

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