'Excellent partnership' - Viewers react as Cat Deeley and Rylan Clark host This Morning together for first time

Virgin Radio

13 Nov 2023, 12:07

Rylan Clark and Cat Deeley on ITV's This Morning

With Rylan Clark and Cat Deeley teaming up to host This Morning, fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts.

It was confirmed last week that Celebrity Googlebox star Rylan and SMTV’s Cat would host the popular ITV show together for the first time today (Monday 13th November), as This Morning bosses continue their search to permanently replace Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, who both departed this year. 

“What a way to start the week! TV legend Cat Deeley’s in the studio,” Rylan said at the top of the show, before Cat asked: “Can you believe they’ve let two of the naughtiest people on television live on ITV?”

Fans were quick to react on social media to the duo’s first time on the sofa together, with many saying they need to be given the gig full-time. One commenter wrote on X: “You may have just done it!! @catdeeley & @Rylan are perfect: Experience, class, intelligent & natural 👌”

Someone else added: “Finally 🥳- welcome @catdeeley you are a pleasure to watch, natural and engaging - thoroughly enjoying the programme this morning for the first time in ages - let’s see more of @cat and @Rylan.”

Another person commented: “Fabulous!!! Well done, @ITV for joining these two together! The most perfect presenting duo! ((((@Rylan & @catdeeley 🏆))))) x”

One X user wrote: “Loving Rylan and Cat presenting This Morning, excellent partnership, hope they will become regulars on the show.”

Another added: “Wow! What a great pairing! Absolutely a breath of fresh air, @catdeeley is a delight ! Great presenter & lovely lady, congrats & good luck, 😍👍”

When reports first linked the then-unannounced duo to the presenting role, Rylan hilariously responded to Virgin Radio’s tweet with a reference to Cat Deeley’s time presenting SMTV with Ant and Dec back in the day, saying: “If we don’t play wonkey donkey I’m not doing it …. @thismorning @catdeeley”.

Cat and Rylan will reportedly be back on the show together on Tuesday, before Cat will host with Craig Doyle on Wednesday. Then it’s Alison Hammond and Craig on Thursday and Alison and Dermot will host the show together as usual on Friday.

This Morning airs Monday to Friday on ITV.