Rain or shine, This Morning's summer holiday is booked
It’s time to grab your shades, sunscreen and swimsuits as This Morning Summer returns from July 15th with EAMONN HOLMES and wife RUTH LANGSFORD hosting Monday to Thursday, while a variety of guest presenters - including JEFF BRAZIER and EMMA BUNTON - will host Fridays.
Eamonn said, “Ruth and I always see this as our extended summer holiday. We enjoy mixing it up a bit during summer and doing things in a slightly different way that will hopefully prove popular with viewers.”
Ruth added, “Summer on This Morning is always exciting because it gives us a chance to try lots of new things as well as welcoming some new faces to the team – and I’m told this year we have some rather good looking ones too so I can’t wait!”
Alongside This Morning’s regular experts, a new team of chefs will be joining Eamonn and Ruth in the kitchen this summer, they include Atomic Kitten’s LIZ McCLARNON and choreographer LOUIE SPENCE who will form part of a new item called ‘Meal Deal’. The Hub will be hosted by MATT JOHNSON and one viewer will also get the chance to become a Hub presenter. JENNI FALCONER will be offering summer travel advice, BRIAN DOWLING will keep everyone up-to-date on all things hot to watch during this time, and STEPHEN MULHERN brings on board the entertainment with stunts, dating games and summer quizzes!
New faces for summer include twin brothers from Essex called The Benton Boys - ADAM and CHARLIE BENTON – who will provide essential gardening tips, tricks and must-have blooms, while ‘The Style Squad’ – DARREN KENNEDY, MIKEY PHILLIPS and MARK WOOLLEY – will show off their hair, make up and styling skills both in studio and on location for a variety of makeover challenges.
LISA FITZPATRICK & LAURA JACKSON will be on hand to provide their expertise on the latest summer trends during their fashion slot each week, vet PAUL MANKTELOW will explain how to care for furry and scaly friends, while antiques expert TRACEY MARTIN will meet viewers and their prize possessions during a new feature called ‘Crazy Collectables’ as well as offering advice on what to collect for future profit.
ANNA WILLIAMSON will team up with DENISE ROBERTSON MBE during the school holidays to offer youth guidance with problems following her experience with charities Childline and Mind. All health issues will be taken care of by DR CHRIS STEELE MBE and DR RANJ SINGH, while soap expert SHARON MARSHALL will have the latest summer plot gossip, and SUE HILL continues to launch appeals for missing people and criminals in her weekly Crime File slot.
This Morning Summer Editor, Gayani Wanigaratne said, “This Morning Summer is going to be new, exciting and experimental. Viewers will still see familiar faces and items, but they’ll also be thoroughly entertained with a host of surprising differences that they won’t want to miss!”
THIS MORNING SUMMER is on weekdays, 10.30am–12.30pm on ITV.