Christine Lampard favourite to replace Holly Willoughby as This Morning host

Christine Lampard is tipped to replace Holly Willoughby as host of ITV breakfast programme This Morning, after Holly's sensational departure earlier this month.

44-year-old Christine is known for her presenter work on ITV shows Lorraine, Daybreak, and Loose Women, making her a well-favoured addition to the This Morning team. The Irish star has also previously co-hosted BBC's The One Show, making her more than qualified for the empty ITV slot.

Holly exited the daytime chat show after an Essex made a serious threat to kidnap the mum-of-three. The presenter revealed she would be leaving the show after 14 years "for me and my family".

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Now in the search for her replacement, a source has revealed it might be Christine who will take the coveted spot. A source told The Sun: “Christine is popular with viewers and was a huge success when she covered Holly’s maternity leave.

The source added that Christine is "very well liked" by executives and is a "pro" when it comes to interviewing. They added that while Christine is happy with her current set-up, she's not closed off to opportunities.

The mum-of-two previously said: "I’m relatively lucky that I’m not working every single day I’ve got Loose Women and Lorraine, and everything else fits around that. I feel for single parents or anyone who works 12 hours a day and juggles childcare, because it’s really difficult.”

Christine made headlines earlier this month after a shocking confession whilst live on air during Loose Women. The Northern Irish presenter is married to star footballer Frank Lampard, and found her husband the topic of discussion with co-star Coleen Nolan.

58-year-old Coleen quipped she'd "love to share a bed" with 45-year-old Frank, in response to a discussion on partners sharing beds with their friends. Christine was found in stitches, laughing at her co-host's comment.

No confirmation from ITV has been made over Holly Willoughby's replacement.

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