This Morning viewers have expressed their displeasure with the show’s new presenting duo, leading some fans to threaten to boycott the ITV program. Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley announced on Thursday that Josie Gibson would be replacing Dermot O’Leary for Friday’s show, co-hosting with Alison Hammond. While some fans were excited to see Josie on screen again, others were less enthusiastic about the change.

Taking to social media, viewers shared their thoughts on the new presenters. Some criticized the upcoming episode, predicting it would be cringeworthy, while others expressed their disappointment with the lineup. However, there were also fans who welcomed the change and showed their support for Josie and Alison.

During Thursday’s episode, guest Jason Donovan playfully teased Ben about his previous role on Good Morning Britain, reminding him that he was no longer on that show. The exchange led to laughter among the hosts and the guest, with Jason correcting Ben on the name of his cat, Pixie, after the host mistakenly called her Pickle.

The mixed reactions from fans highlight the divided opinions on the show’s new presenting lineup. While some are looking forward to seeing Josie and Alison on screen, others have expressed their reservations about the change. Despite the backlash, it remains to be seen how the new duo will be received by viewers when they take the stage on Friday’s episode of This Morning.