New faces on the Daybreak sofa

Lorraine Kelly has been unveiled as one of the new presenters of ITV1's breakfast show Daybreak

Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones will be the new presenters of ITV1's Daybreak.

Kelly, who already presents her successful weekday morning show Lorraine, will be joined by choirboy-turned broadcaster Aled Jones, her good friend.

They both seem thrilled to working together. Lorraine said:

I'm really looking forward to this challenge and to working with Aled who is a warm, funny and a thoroughly decent bloke and is already a good friend."

Bangor-born Aled Jones was a child star after being spotted singing as a chorister in his hometown and recorded hits including Walking in the Air from the animated film The Snowman.

He went on to perform on stage and presented radio and television shows including Songs of Praise.

Aled said he was delighted to be working with "such a consummate professional" and was looking forward to having lots of on-screen, early morning fun.

I am thoroughly looking forward to sharing the sofa every morning with such a consummate professional as Lorraine Kelly. We've known each other for a very long time and have always had a lot of fun together. We hope that the viewers enjoy being part of our breakfast family."

Jones and Kelly will take up their new jobs later this year replacing Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley who left in December.