11/07/2014 03:34 BST | Updated 11/07/2014 05:59 BST

Amanda Holden AND Christine Bleakley Confirmed To Replace Holly Willoughby On 'This Morning'

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Amanda Holden has been confirmed as the replacement for Holly Willoughby when she leaves ‘This Morning’ to go on maternity leave later this year.

However, she isn't the only presenter who will be stepping into Holly's shoes, as Christine Bleakley will front the show towards the end of Holly's maternity leave.

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Amanda and Christine will stand in for Holly

Amanda’s already popular with audiences as a ‘BGT’ judge and ITV's Daytime Managing Executive Producer has shared her excitement ahead of Amanda's 'This Morning' debut, stating: “Amanda is a great talent with warmth and charisma in abundance. We are thrilled to have her join the 'This Morning' family.”

The 'BGT' star is understandably excited to take on the role and can't wait to team up with Phil.

"I'm over the moon to get the chance to present one of my favourite shows on TV and I'm thrilled to be keeping Holly's seat on the sofa warm when she goes off on maternity leave," she states. "I have always been a huge fan of This Morning and love presenting with Phillip so I really can't wait to get started."

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Holly and Phil

Holly will take her usual break this summer, followed by 12 months maternity leave, starting in September.

It was previously reported that Christine and Emma Willis were the favourites to take over from Holly.

It has been confirmed that Rochelle and Marvin Humes will front the show during the summer.

Holly has previously stated that she wants to keep working for as long as possible and she hasn’t been shy about showing off her growing bump.

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