Amanda Holden for This Morning role?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 July 2014
Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden will reportedly fill in for Holly Willoughby on 'This Morning' when she goes on maternity leave

Amanda Holden will reportedly fill in for Holly Willoughby on 'This Morning'.

The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge is set to appear alongside Phillip Schofield on the popular ITV daytime show when Holly, 33, goes on maternity leave, beating the likes of Christine Bleakley and Emma Willis to the job.

A source said: "Amanda is a great fit for the This Morning audience.

"Her warmth, charisma and down-to-earth attitude mean viewers relate to her."

Irish beauty Christine had been considered the hot favourite to take over for Holly, who is expected to be away for up to a year to welcome her third child, after filling in for both the blonde beauty and Phillip in the past.

ITV bosses are still considering giving her a role on the show, possibly covering for Amanda, 43, when she's busy filming 'Britain's Got Talent' auditions early next year.

The insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It is hoped that Christine will be in the mix at some point."

It was previously reported that Phillip, 52, was eager for his pal Christine, 35, to take the job as they've formed a close bond from their time working together on 'Dancing on Ice'.

Holly and Phillip will both take their annual summer break and Holly's maternity leave is expected to start in September, which is when Amanda will join the show.

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