Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond ‘clashed’ as they co-hosted This Morning

Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond have been co-hosting This Morning on Friday's since earlier this year after Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford stepped back from the main show.

With Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield hosting the show through Monday to Thursday, Dermot and Alison take over on Friday's – and while fans love them together, it wasn't always smooth sailing.

Former X Factor host Dermot has confirmed that his new hosting duties didn't get off to the best start as he joined Alison in taking over the Friday slot.

Dermot, who famously worked alone on the talent show, has confessed he didn't have a lot of time to build up a rapport with Alison, which resulted in friction between the pair.

Speaking to Fabulous, Dermot confessed it was "awkward" when they first started shooting together.

He said: "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."

Dermot confessed that the pair fixed their relationship by being incredibly blunt with one another when the camera would switch off.

He said: "We both did something that the other didn't like – nothing major – but after it happened we looked at each other and I said, 'You didn't like it when I did that, did you?' and she said no, she didn't."

Dermot then told Alison what he didn't like that she had done and then the pair laughed it off and agreed not to do it again.

"The most important thing is to find out what annoys the other and make sure you don't do it again," Dermot said.

Clearly it's worked for him, with Dermot and Alison now getting on incredibly well as they hit up the morning show every Friday.

They took some time off briefly throughout the school holidays as Eamonn and Ruth returned to the show, but now Dermot and Alison are back in their usual spot.

They work alongside Phil and Holly, while a range of presenters also pop on from time to time to host the show, including fan-favourite Rochelle Humes.

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