Daybreak viewers woke up to two new smiley hosts this morning, as Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones took over presenting duties.

Jones said he had set four alarms and checked them every hour throughout the night before his debut, while Kelly joked it felt like going back to school.


And it wasn't just the presenters who were different on this morning's show; the set had also been given a revamp.

The citrus-coloured set looked like a throwback to Dabyreak's predecessor GMTV's orange hues.

One viewer tweeted:

Gabby Evans
Rather liking the new daybreak, only because it looks like gmtv :)

However, not all of the online reactions were positive. One unhappy viewer said:

Oli Graham
Honestly didn't think could get any worse but apparently I was wrong, just let it die ITV.

And another posted:

Lucy Elliott-Hunt
Not liking the new look bring back Dan Lobb and Kate Garraway

For Jones, who became a child star in the 1980s when his version of The Snowman song Walking in the Air became a hit and who now presents Songs of Praise, along with Good Morning Sunday, Cash in the Attic and Escape to the Country, this his most high-profile presenting job yet.

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Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones before they went on air

Kelly, on the other hand, has long been associated with the ITV's daytime TV. She will go on air at 7am each weekday except Fridays, presenting Daybreak until 8.30am, then switch to her usual Lorraine show.

The pair have been brought in to replace interim hosts Kate Garraway and Dan Lobb, who have been fronting Daybreak since the departure of former presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley in 2011.

Kelly recently told The Sun: "We’re going back to basics. It’s all about giving people the main news and showbiz of the day.

“We’re bringing some of the fun back, not fun resulting from silly stunts, it’s having a sense of humour. But you don’t want to change everything.”

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  • HENRY THOMAS <strong>Then: </strong>As little Elliott, who famously took ET flying on a bicycle in the hit film about the Extra Terrestrial (30 years old today). (Picture: Amblin). <strong>Now:</strong> An actor and a musician living in LA, most recent film appearance was in The Last Ride, and plays with the band Farspeaker. <strong>Conversion rating: 4</strong>

  • <strong>CHRISTIAN BALE:</strong> <strong>Then:</strong> In Spielberg's epic <em>Empire of the Sun</em>, Bale shone as the little boy left behind by his parents during the fall of Singapore. He almost single-handedly carried the film, a sign of things to come. <strong>Now:</strong> An Oscar winner for <em>The Fighter</em>, and the Dark Knight is shortly to rise once more - enough said. <strong>Conversation Rating: 10</strong>

  • JAMIE BELL <strong>Then:</strong> Took a pair of pumps, made a few leaps and made ballet cool for boys in Stephen Daldry's BAFTA winning film. <strong>Now:</strong> Has carved out a life in Hollywood, working for Steven Spielberg in <em>Tintin</em>, and for Peter Jackson in <em>King Kong.</em> Reported to be engaged to Evan Rachel Wood. <strong>Conversation rating: 7 </strong>

  • DREW BARRYMORE <strong>Then:</strong> Screamed her head off when confronted by a wide-eyed alien, but went on her own galactic trip for a few years after that. <strong>Now:</strong> Consistent rather than spectacular on screen, but runs her own production company with hits under its belt including the Charlie's Angels big screen franchise. Very recently remarried, and expecting her first child. <strong>Conversation rating: 8</strong>

  • DANIEL RADCLIFFE <strong>Then:</strong> Was plucked from a choice of thousands to play the boy wizard in a series of eight films, in what turned out to be the most lucrative film franchise ever. <strong>Now: </strong>Admitted to letting his drinking get out of hand last year, but has since converted his juvenile success with a respected turn in <em>The Woman in Black</em>. Too early to tell if he'll stay the course, but the harbingers are good. <strong>Conversation rating: 7 and a half, thus far</strong>

  • SCOTT BAIO <strong>Then</strong>: Cute as a button, Scott Baio took the title role in Alan Parker's spectacular custard pie-fest Bugsy Malone, <strong>Now</strong>: Via a scene-stealing role of Chachi in Happy Days, and further US success in Charles in Charge, Baio officially became America's young male sweetheart, filling the gap left by David Cassidy. Then burst back onto TV screens five years ago with Scott Baio is 45... And Single. Has since become a husband and a father, and turns up on continuing reality TV shows. Most noted these days for his staunch right-wing politics. <strong>Conversation rating: 5</strong>

  • JODIE FOSTER Then: Baio's fellow Bugsy Maloner, Jodie Foster gave a turn beyond her years as the knowing Tallulah. Now: Holds a unique position within the film industry - armed with two acting Oscars (Silence of The Lambs and The Accused), and respected as a director, too. Came out publicly in the last few years, and is very politically motivated. <strong>Conversation rating: 9</strong>

  • RICKY SCHRODER <strong>Then</strong>: Broke everyone's hearts as the son of <em>The Champ</em>, played by Jon Voight, and then continued as a child star in <em>Silver Spoons.</em> <strong>Now</strong>: Converted to adult roles with <em>Lonesome Dove</em> and <em>NYPD Blue</em>. Now working on a reality TV project for the US Army. <strong>Conversion rating: 5</strong>

  • HALEY JOEL OSMENT <strong>Then</strong>: Stole the show as young Cole in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller, <em>The Sixth Sense,</em> which won him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination at the age of 11. <strong>Now:</strong> Last reported to be working on Wake the Dead, a modern day retelling of the Frankenstein story. <strong>Conversion Rating</strong>: Only four, because of the great height at which he began.

  • No catalogue of child stars would be complete without... MACAULAY CULKIN <strong>Then</strong>: Secured his place in Hollywood history, with a phenomenal turn as Kevin McAllister in Home Alone and its sequel. Became one of Hollywood's highest paid stars of any age with his films Richie Rich, Uncle Buck and My Girl. <strong>Now</strong>: Following theatre work, commercials, family estrangement, divorce, the loss of his friend Michael Jackson, Culkin last year featured in experimental film The Wrong Film, shot entirely on an iPhone. <strong>Conversion Rating: 2</strong>