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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 638 posts since 20 Sep 2007
Rochelle and Anton DuBeke were paired up today.

Not the strongest combo. Even Rochelle struggled with the chemistry at times.


I think Anton would have been fine if he'd been paired with Ruth.

Also, do they not have any other female presenters to cover other than Rochelle? I like her but it seems she is the go to female presenter when Holly or Ruth are absent. It'd be great if they tried out other female presenters
Last edited by Jonwo on 1 June 2019 2:22am
mr_vivian1,058 posts since 11 Oct 2015
UTV Newsline
Not sure if anyone brought this up last year but apparently Amanda Holden was supposed to stand in for Holly last year and Phil refused to host with her.

Hence why Rochelle was brought in....

I did wonder why Amanda hasn't been on.
Whataday10,053 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Yes, the story goes that ITV offered her the role and withdrew it at the last moment at Phillip's request. Shortly after, Amanda appeared on the show as a guest and confronted Phillip during the ad break. He was stunned at being confronted and didn't really respond before Amanda was whisked away, but not before making it clear she felt terribly let down.

During a game on Heart Breakfast this morning she was asked for three things she would not want to find in her house. She replied: "Spiders, flies and Phillip Schofield"
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Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 638 posts since 20 Sep 2007
Not sure if anyone brought this up last year but apparently Amanda Holden was supposed to stand in for Holly last year and Phil refused to host with her.

Hence why Rochelle was brought in....

I did wonder why Amanda hasn't been on.


Her last appearance on This Morning was last October IIRC. It's a bit odd that Phil would veto Amanda in favour of Rochelle considering she stood in when Holly went on maternity leave.