New Daybreak presenters confirmed as Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones
The decision comes after interim presenters Dan Lobb and Kate Garaway stepped in to replace Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles after they were sacked from their positions following poor ratings after the show revamp.
Since the sacking of Chiles and Bleakley, Lorraine, who has had her own show at the end of the daytime breakfast show for years, has always been the favourite to take over the anchor role, but the casting of Songs Of Praise presenter Jones may be somewhat of a surprise in the show’s bid to win back viewers after seeing popularity take a nose dive over the past few years.
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.”
Jones, 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.”
While controller of daytime and lifestyle for ITV Studios, Fiona Keenaghan added: “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.”
Watch Lorrain’e interview with JLS on Daybreak below: