This Morning fans were stunned to learn co-host Craig Doyle’s real age.
The Irish presenter joined Holly Willoughby on Thursday’s show as ITV bosses looked for a permanent replacement for Phillip Schofield.
Craig has been a relief presenter on the daytime show for a year now, but it seems many viewers didn’t know him until now.
Several fans of This Morning were shocked to learn that despite his very youthful appearance, Craig is 52.
One viewer took to Twitter and wrote: ‘Enjoy Craig Doyle on the telly but am in shock he’s 52! Yuck – I hope I look half as good when I’m that age!’
Wow: This Morning fans were stunned to learn co-host Craig Doyle’s real age
Appearance: Craig has been a relief presenter on the daytime show for a year now, but it seems many viewers didn’t know him until now
Another agreed, saying, “Omg are you serious. That can not be true. Why are all the men I like in my mother’s age range?”
A third said, ‘Yeah, he never seems to age much. Still looks about 30,” while another commented, “I can’t believe Craig Doyle is 52!”
Craig is best known as a presenter for BT Sport, while also presenting ITV’s Rugby World Cup coverage.
He began his career in children’s television, presenting Disney Club on ITV in the mid-1990s and also fronting his own talk show Tonight With Craig Doyle on Irish broadcaster RTE in 2010.
Holly returned to This Morning on Monday 5 June after a break amid the row over Phillip Schofield admitting to having an affair with a younger male colleague.
She presented alongside Josie Gibson for two days before Craig took the reins on Wednesday.
Holly is reportedly determined to fight on to keep her spot on the bench, despite the chaos in the program.
She is paid £730,000 a year for the presenting gig, but has a growing business empire, estimated at £10 million.
Duo: The Irish presenter fills in alongside Holly Willoughby as ITV bosses look for a permanent replacement for Phillip Schofield
Response: Several This Morning fans were shocked to learn that despite his very youthful appearance, Craig is 52
Friends: Holly presented alongside Josie Gibson for two days before Craig took the reins on Wednesday
Drama: Holly is determined to fight to keep her seat on the bench, despite the continued chaos in the program caused by Phillip’s revelations
Phillip left the show after admitting to having an affair with a younger man who worked on the show, which he labeled “unwise by not illegal.”
In an interview last week, he said Holly – who was unaware of the affair – ignored his messages and apologized and begged for forgiveness.
Phillip said, “I leave [Holly] down. I missed that whole show. I disappointed the viewers. Holly didn’t know and she was one of the first texts I sent, to say “I’m so, so sorry I lied to you”.
“She didn’t answer and I understand why she didn’t answer either. So yeah, if anyone links Holly to this in any way, it’s absolutely, not true at all.’
The duo have co-hosted the show since 2009 and also co-hosted Dancing On Ice.
Holly’s return to the show after a two-week break comes as the ITV show has been plagued by allegations of ‘toxicity’, including from former This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes who claimed there was a ‘total cover-up’ over the Schofield scandal. affair .
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