Josie Gibson speaks, Alison Hammond looks concerned, Dermot O'Leary looks puzzled

This Morning: Alison and Dermot confirmed as Christmas Day hosts as viewers furious

What you wanted for Christmas?

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ITV has confirmed details of what viewers will receive from This Morning on Christmas Day.

Fans will be able to get a festive helping of the show between 10m and midday on Monday, December 25.

But not everyone is happy about what ITV bosses have in store as a Christmas TV present. And it seems some social media users wish they could exchange This Morning’s seasonal offering for something different instead.

Craig Doyle looks at Josie Gibson on ITV This Morning today
Craig Doyle and Josie Gibson hosted ITV This Morning today – and Josie will be on the box on Monday, too (Credit:

ITV news: This Morning on Christmas Day

As the show moved towards an advert break during the programme today (Thursday, December 21), a voiceover announced the guests for next week’s special.

It said: “On Monday, celebrate Christmas morning with us. Hosts Alison [Hammond], Dermot [O’Leary], and Josie [Gibson] welcome our favourite super-sleuth, Brenda Blethyn.

Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary laugh
Friday regulars Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond will host This Morning on Monday (Credit:

“[There’s] a special Christmas Day performance from Alexandra Burke. And many more festive surprises.

“Christmas Day, on This Morning.”

Josie Gibson pulls a face
Will you be joining Josie on Christmas morning? (Credit:

How viewers reacted

Those watching at home today who passed comment on the Christmas Day episode didn’t seem to be particularly full of Christmas spirit.

One person tweeting at the time the teaser aired wrote on the social media platform: “Christmas Day with Alison, Josie and Dermot #ThisMorning.”

Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary laugh
Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary laugh (Credit:

But they added a Ted Lasso GIF to their words which showed a character muttering in frustration: “[Blank]ing hell.”

Another user shared a GIF depicting a man raking his face in despair, with their tweet reading: “Alison and Dermot on Christmas #ThisMorning.”

Meanwhile, a Facebook user reasoned: “I was hoping for Eamonn and Ruth as a special Christmas present.”

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This Morning airs on weekdays from 10am on ITV1 and ITVX.

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Robert Leigh
Freelance writer