This Morning’s showbiz reporter Sian Welby is hosting the show alongside Dermot O’Leary this week as ITV continue to search for a replacement for Holly Willoughby.
Viewers were impressed with her debut as she took the helm on Monday as they said she was doing a ‘great job’ and ‘brought fun to the show’.
ITV bosses were said to be impressed with Sian after a number of appearances on the programme and have paired her with Dermot to anchor Monday to Thursday.
One viewer said in reaction to the change up of hosts: ‘Doing a great job @sianwelby’.
Another wrote: ‘Can’t believe @Sianwelby is hosting @thismorning! After listening to her for years on Capital, always knew she was going to smash it.’
This Morning’s showbiz reporter Sian Welby is hosting the show alongside Dermot O’Leary this week as ITV continue to search for a replacement for Holly Willoughby
Viewers were impressed with her debut as she took the helm as they said she was doing a ‘great job’
A third wrote: ‘Got to say I like @Sianwelby as host. Makes the show fun to watch. #ThisMorning.’
Sources at the network say that Sian, 37, is a ‘rising star’ and want to give her a chance to show if she can present the daytime show.
One told MailOnline: ‘Sian has many years of presenting experience under her belt, she is very much ear marked as being a star of the future.
‘She has done really well already on This Morning so the bosses thought it was time to give her the reins to the whole show rather than just segments.’
They continued: ‘Viewers love a new, fresh face on the show so everyone involved in it is really excited.’
Sian hosts Capital Breakfast alongside Roman Kemp and is also a regular reporter for This Morning.
She and Dermot were joined in the studio by Hollywood stars Kevin Hart and Gugu Mbatha Raw to chat about the new action packed heist film LIFT, as well as catching up with comedian and former Strictly winner, Bill Bailey.
During an appearance on Wednesday’s This Morning, it was announced that Sian would be hosting the show, as she donned a chic shirt dress from Dancing Leopard.
Alison Hammond and Dermot will continue to host their as usual Friday slot.
One viewer said in reaction to the change up of hosts on This Morning: ‘Doing a great job @sianwelby’
She looked great in a denim jumpsuit that was cinched in at the waist as she made her hosting debut on the show
Sian hosts Capital Breakfast alongside Roman Kemp and is also a regular reporter for This Morning, with show bosses dubbing her a ‘rising star’
Sian is the former anchor of Channel 5 News after being spotted by chiefs at the broadcaster in 2010.
She also hosted a show on Heart Radio between 2017 and 2020.
Sian’s role on This Morning comes three months after Ms Willoughby quit after 14 years at the helm of This Morning after an alleged kidnap plot was revealed.
Former security guard Gavin Plumb has also been accused of incitement to murder her. Since then, ITV bosses have been searching for a replacement for her.
They were left ‘gutted’ last month when Cat Deeley ruled herself out of the role after signing for US talent show, So You Think You Can Dance.
Chiefs also had their eye on The Voice presenter Emma Willis but she is understood to have turned down the job as she can’t commit to three days.
Christine Lampard was also said to not be keen on working four days a week.
I’m A Celeb star Josie Gibson has been hosting the show for the last two weeks.
Sian has been paired with Dermot to anchor Monday to Thursday next week while they continue to search for a replacement for Holly Willoughby (pictured in September)