This Morning presenters Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley speaking on the show

This Morning hosts Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley are back next week as viewers divided

Ben and Cat have been on their two-week Easter break

It’s been two weeks without This Morning presenters Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley on our screens each morning – but their return date has been confirmed.

The pair – who became the new main This Morning presenters in March – have been enjoying their Easter break. Instead, viewers have enjoyed Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary on the show this past couple of weeks.

But from Monday (April 15), Ben and Cat will return to the daytime show.

Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley smiling in This Morning promo pic
Ben and Cat returned to This Morning next week (Credit: ITV)

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Today (April 12), Alison and Dermot confirmed that Ben and Cat will return to the This Morning sofa on Monday, March 15.

Viewers were divided over the news as one person sarcastically said on X: “Oh well, Ben & Cat are back on Monday. Can hardly wait.”

Another wrote: “SO much better with Dermot & Alison, Ben & Cat are bland as hell.”

Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond smiling on This Morning
Dermot and Alison have hosted This Morning over the last two weeks (Credit: ITV)

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Someone else tweeted: “Omg please can Ben and Cat not come back? Not missed them at all… Much prefer Dermot and Alison!”

However, another wrote: “Can we get the show back to what we like please. Looking forward to @benshephard and @catdeeley returning!!!”

It comes after reports claimed that This Morning bosses feel “thrilled” over Ben and Cat‘s “strong start” to the show as its new main hosts.

An insider told the MailOnline: “They’ve already had the top three performances of the year so far during the three weeks, and viewing has been up across those three weeks compared to the year to date average.

This Morning presenters Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley on the show
Viewers appear divided over Ben and Cat’s return (Credit: ITV)

“The bosses are thrilled, it has been a very long year for them… so to see figures that prove things are going so well is a huge boost for everyone involved. They are clearly very popular with the viewers.”


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Rebecca Carter
Associate Editor (News)