Following the conclusion of Love Island, rumours are rife that ITV daytime flagship shows are going to have to fill their allocated time slots with new and original content.
Stand-in This Morning hosts, husband and wife team Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, agree that the immediate future is looking uncertain: ‘We’ve that chancer fella, with the beard, who tells us how to wear clothes like the A-List Celebs’, said Eamonn. ‘Tomorrow it’s ‘How to wear a Panama Hat just like Madonna’. I mean presumably after he’s suggested – go to a shop, buy one, come home, put it on and go out somewhere wearing it – there’s not much more to say. We’ve got our booker trying to get Debbie McGee in for a chat, but failing that we could be scraping the bottom of the barrel – which means the Chuckle Brothers and Len Goodman’.
A clearly uneasy Kate Garraway speaking on the set of GMB said: ‘For the past eight weeks we have virtually filled the entirety of our daily two and a half hours with wall-to-wall plugging of Love Island. But now it’s finished it looks like I’m going to have to start reading some actual news.’