Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones will start as hosts of ITV's Daybreak from 3 September, it has been confirmed.

In the latest shake-up to the show, the broadcaster has announced interim hosts Kate Garraway and Dan Lobb will be replaced at the beginning of next month.

Kelly, who was recently honoured with an OBE, and Jones were confirmed as Daybreak's new hosts in May - the show had been in flux following the sudden departure of Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley in late 2011.

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Lorraine Kelly is a TV favourite

At the time, reports suggested that the pair were being axed as presenters after failing to help the show compete against its BBC rival Breakfast in the ratings.

However, Peter Fincham, ITV's director of television, said: "Adrian and Christine are both superb presenters. They have worked tirelessly to help establish Daybreak on ITV1 and they leave the show at a point when ratings have recently seen their biggest year-on-year increase."

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Aled Jones will be the new face of Daybreak with Kelly

When it was announced that Kelly would become one of the main presenters, as well as continuing to host her own magazine show from 8.30am to 9.25am on Monday to Thursday, she said "I'm really looking forward to this challenge and to working with Aled who is a warm, funny and a thoroughly decent bloke."

BBC North West Tonight co-anchor Ranvir Singh and 5 News presenter Matt Barbet will also join Daybreak to host the first hour of the show from 6am each morning.


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