Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones to host Daybreak

Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones have been named as the new hosts of 'Daybreak' and will take over the show later this year

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Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones have been named as the new hosts of 'Daybreak'.

The pair will take over the ITV1 morning show from axed presenters Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles and are set to appear on screens together for the first time in their new roles later this year.

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."

Aled added: "I am so thrilled to be joining ITV for their breakfast show. 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."

ITV was full of praise for the duo, with Controller of Daytime and Lifestyle for ITV Studios, Fiona Keenaghan saying: "I'm incredibly excited to be taking ITV's breakfast show forward with Lorraine and Aled at the helm. They are two of the countries most loved and talented presenters and having seen them together, I know viewers are in for a real treat.

Commissioner for ITV Factual and Daytime, Katy Thorogood also said: "Lorraine and Aled are fantastic broadcasters and I'm confident that together they'll be a formidable partnership."

Lorraine currently presents her own morning show 'Lorraine' which airs after daybreak while Aled is best known for 'Cash in the Attic' and 'The Choir'.

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