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Entertainment Alison Hammond to guest edit special This Morning episode

21:25  22 october  2020
21:25  22 october  2020 Source:   prima.co.uk

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Alison Hammond has been picked to host a very special edition of This Morning.

The ITV morning show's special correspondent will be standing in as guest presenter along with Dermot O'Leary on Friday (23 October), but she won't just be fronting the episode.

Hammond will also be taking over for This Morning editor Martin Frizell for the day to pick all of the topics covered (via The Mirror).

"It will just be a joy," he said. "There will be nothing about lockdown or coronavirus. There'll be a lot of recipes and food… and maybe a little bit of fashion and fun. It's going to be great and I'm excited to be the boss."

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Frizell joked that he "still can't quite believe [he's] agreed" to turn over the creative reigns of This Morning for the day, adding: "On Friday our Alison Hammond will be stepping into my shoes and taking charge of This Morning.

"She will brief Dermot, decide on the topics and items of the day, and be in the gallery calling the shots and giving her unique style of guidance to the team."

Hammond has recently stepped out from This Morning to join a variety of projects, including the Black History documentary Back to School.

"I'm a Black woman, I wanted to do something on Black figures who did amazing things," she said of that film. "And out of everything I've done career-wise, this is probably my proudest moment really."

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She will also be joining Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, Top Gear's Paddy McGuinness and Jimmy Carr on BBC One's new Masked Singer rival reality competition I Can See Your Voice.

This Morning airs Mondays through Fridays on ITV.

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