09:52 16 July 2009
Holly Willoughby has been confirmed as the new presenter of 'This Morning'.
The former children's TV host and 'Xtra Factor' star will replace Fern Britton when she leaves Friday July 17 after 10 years.
Holly said: "This Morning has always been the ultimate dream job for me."
"To spend my days sat next to Phil on the sofa just makes it that bit extra special. Now I just can't wait for it all to start."
Her co-host to be, Phillip Schofield, who she also works with on ITV's 'Dancing on Ice' revealed the news on his Twitter page.
Earlier this year, Willoughby gave birth to her first child, who she called Harry, with husband a TV executive Dan Baldwin.
She will begin her new role on the 'This Morning' sofa in September.
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