Amanda Holden on standby to cover Holly Willoughby's maternity leave

Published Monday, Sep 1 2014, 11:45 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Amanda Holden is on standby to take over from Holly Willoughby on This Morning if Holly goes into labour early.

TV host Holly is in the final stages of her third pregnancy which means the baby is due soon and Amanda is by her phone waiting to take over when needed!

Amanda Holden at 'I Can't Sing' opening night afterparty held at One Marylebone - Departures - 26 March 2014


Amanda Holden will take over from Holly when Holly goes into labour.

Amanda said: "It's such an exciting time for Holly and I am really happy to be stepping in whilst she is on maternity leave.

"I've worked with Phillip before and it will be a joy to present such a much loved show with him."

Holly and co-host Phillip Schofield return to ITV to present a new series of This Morning today. They'd been off our screens over summer.

This Morning, Shown on ITV1 HD - Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield - 8 July 2014.

© ITV / Supplied by WENN

Holly and Phillip are back co-hosting This Morning today.

According to The Mirror, Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden will be shadowing Holly in the coming weeks, visiting the studio every few days to get a feel for the show so she's in top form when she steps in as maternity cover.

A source told the newspaper: "After recently returning from LA, Amanda cannot wait to get started, she's always been a fan of the show and is very excited about being part of it soon."

Holly, 33, announced her third pregnancy in March but has said she won't discover the sex of her child before the birth.

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