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ITV bosses are reportedly set to replace The Jeremy Kyle show with an extended version of This Morning.
The controversial chat show was axed earlier this year following the death of a guest who appeared on the programme.
Since it was cut from screens, the show’s usual spot between 9.25am and 10.30am has been temporarily replaced by programmes such as Judge Rinder and Tenable.
But it has now been claimed that the gap in the schedule could be officially replaced by a longer version of fan favourite breakfast show, This Morning.
The Mirror has reported that the shake up would see This Morning start at the earlier time of 10am and feature ‘funny viewers’ letters and emails.
A source is said to have told the publication that Holly and Phil, who are thought to earn around £600,000 a year each, were a ‘natural choice’ for filling the gap in the telly itinerary.
The re-jigged schedule is thought to mean that early morning talk show, Good Morning Britain, would kick off at 6am, followed by Lorraine beginning at 9am before Holly and Phil take to our TVs at 10am.
The proposal outlining the agenda for the extra half hour of the show is said to read: ‘From crying with laughter at naughty pictures innocent kids have drawn to recalling personal funny and relatable anecdotes.
‘Nothing is off limits as they talk about the stories and pictures of the day that have grabbed their attention.
‘The show would have more interaction between the end of each show and a smoother handover between presenters into the next show.’
The Jeremy Kyle show, which had been on air since 2005, was cut indefinitely back in May after former guest Steve Dymond took his own life following his appearance on the show.
The 63-year-old committed suicide after undertaking and failing a lie detector test, following allegations he had cheated on his fiancé.