Alison Hammond confirms new ITV role after replacing Ruth on This Morning

Much-loved Alison Hammond has confirmed she will soon begin a new role with ITV – and fans are very excited.

The popular This Morning star has just taken over as a presenter on Friday mornings alongside Dermot O'Leary.

Now, Alison has announced a new role on the channel with Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

She told the world the news on Instagram and fans flooded her comments with their congratulations.

She post an intriguing photo of a dressing room door, complete with a sign displaying her name in big letters.

The presenter also tagged the official Saturday Night Takeaway and ITV accounts in her caption, with the photo going on to rack up more than 10,000 likes from fans.

She simply captioned the image: "Exciting!!!!!!!!!"

Her fans loved the news and can't wait to see her alongside Ant and Dec and Saturdays nights.

One wrote: "Alison Hammond on Takeaway, now this I have got to see."

Another said: "You are perfect for any and every show."

A third said: "Amazin. Say hello to Ant and Dec. Love that show. Stay safe guys."

As expected, Alison and Dermot's first show together proved popular with viewers – but it wasn't without one rather awkward moment.

Chatting with Graham Norton on a video call, Alison asked how his dog was doing.

She had met the pup before but her mind was elsewhere.

"No – dead," replied Graham, before Alison quickly offered her apologies.

"I am just being horrible to you, it's fine!" Graham laughed.

He cleared things up on his Virgin Radio show the next day.

Graham said: "Now, I meant to say this yesterday, big up Alison Hammond. She got so much flak for apparently, you know, being insensitive or upsetting me.

"Because I did This Morning and she said, 'Oh, how's your dog?' and I said, 'Oh it's dead'.

"And I did it in a deliberate way to be awkward. And it was going to be funny. It was funny.

"I think she found it funny and Dermot found it funny. I found it funny."

This Morning continues tomorrow at 10am on ITV.

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