Here's The Lowdown On This Morning Guest Host Craig Doyle

Craig joined Holly Willoughby during Wednesday's edition of the ITV daytime show – and viewers are keen to see more of him in the future.
Craig Doyle and Holly Willoughby
Craig Doyle and Holly Willoughby
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If you tuned into This Morning on Wednesday, you’ll have seen Craig Doyle presenting the show alongside its regular host Holly Willoughby.

This Morning is currently in what’s been described by Holly as a “new chapter” following Phillip Schofield’s sudden departure last month, which preceded his admission of an affair with a younger colleague on the show.

Holly returned to the fold on Monday after taking an extended half-term break, with former Big Brother star Josie Gibson by her side for the first two days back on the sofa.

However, Wednesday’s instalment saw Craig sitting next to Holly – and it seems he’s already won over fans.

Here’s what you need to know about him…

Who is Craig Doyle?

Craig has presented This Morning with Josie Gibson on a number of occasions
Craig has presented This Morning with Josie Gibson on a number of occasions
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Craig is an Irish television presenter with more than two decades’ worth of experience in the broadcasting industry.

He has appeared on several popular programmes in the UK, including Lorraine, as well as household shows in his native Ireland. Most notably, in 2010, Craig began fronting his own RTÉ One chat show Tonight With Craig Doyle, which aired for one season.

The host has appeared regularly on This Morning since November 2021, where he started out presenting the competitions.

In May 2022, Craig then joined the programme as a guest presenter on the show, first alongside Alison Hammond and later with Josie Gibson, Mollie King, and Rochelle Humes during the school summer holidays.

Craig is married to his longtime girlfriend, Doon, and the couple have four children together. The couple live in County Wicklow, Ireland, but also own a second home in Kew, West London.

What has the reaction to Craig Doyle on This Morning been like?

Alison Hammond and Craig Doyle
Alison Hammond and Craig Doyle
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It’s fair to say that Craig has been a real hit with This Morning viewers, who have not shied away from praising him on social media.

“Craig Doyle is the best thing to have happened to This Morning in a very long time,” one fan said during Wednesday’s show.

Echoing a similar sentiment, another agreed: “Holly and Craig are just perfect together! He should definitely be given the job.”

A third added: “There’s such a warmth and calmness about Craig Doyle, Holly seems more relaxed with him too. Would not complain if he were to be permanent.”

Notably, Craig was one of the presenters name-checked by Holly when she gave a speech about This Morning’s future at the beginning of Monday’s show – alongside Alison Hammond, Dermot O’Leary and Josie Gibson.

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.


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