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Entertainment: Dermot O'Leary makes announcement about his ITV This Morning future

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Dermot O’Leary has made a confession about his ITV This Morning future - saying he wants to host for the next DECADE. Dermot replaced Eamonn Holmes on the show as the regular Friday host last year.

Dermot O’Leary has made a confession about his ITV This Morning future - saying he wants to host for the next DECADE. Dermot replaced Eamonn Holmes on the show as the regular Friday host last year. © Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock Dermot O’Leary has made a confession about his ITV This Morning future - saying he wants to host for the next DECADE. Dermot replaced Eamonn Holmes on the show as the regular Friday host last year.

Dermot and Alison Hammond present the ITV favourite each Friday, and step in when Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are having holidays. Dermot told podcast The Dish: “If someone said to me: ‘You’re doing Fridays for the next ten years,’ I’d be over the moon. I love it.”

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A spokesman for This Morning previously confirmed the duo have become firm friends - and even socialise away from work together. A This Morning spokesman said: “Despite the challenges of starting their on screen partnership during a pandemic, Alison and Dermot have developed a firm friendship and their chemistry has proved a ratings success.

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"Since the pandemic ended, the pair are now able to enjoy socialising together post the show and have enjoyed spending time with each other's families too."

Dermot previously told Fabulous magazine last September: “We never got to pilot, we’d never read a script through, we didn’t even have lunch together. We literally met for the first time in 15 years or so and that morning we presented two-and-a-half hours of live television together.

“The idea that there wouldn’t be a period of getting to know each other is insane.” Alison reflected on their difficult beginning during a chat on Lorraine in May last year.

The Brummie said: “We were thrown together on a Friday, a bit like an arranged marriage. It took about two months to feel comfortable. We told each other what we didn't like. We had a few private chats and said 'oh I don't like this about you, and the other said well I don't like you when you do this'.

"I think the fact we were honest and able to talk to each other... I trust him now."

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