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Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly prepare to host This Morning for reunion special

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly sport protective face masks as the cheery hosts prepare to present This Morning for reunion special

With the return of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! fast approaching, the pair have resumed their typically busy work schedules after lockdown restrictions eased. 

And Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly proved there’s no rest for the wicked as they arrived at ITV studios in west London ahead of welcoming Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield back to This Morning on Tuesday.

The hosts, both 44, sported protective face masks as they prepared to appear on the daytime TV programme with their longtime pals.

Busy bees: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly arrived at ITV studios in west London ahead of welcoming Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield back to This Morning on Tuesday

The famous duo cut casual figures as they coordinated in black jackets, straight-leg trousers and navy footwear.

Presenters Ant and Dec last appeared on This Morning to celebrate Holly and Phillip’s 10-year anniversary in September 2019.

The blonde beauty, 39, and her TV husband, 58, have been on a break from their much-loved stints since early July, with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford filling in their roles. 

In good company: The hosts, both 44, sported protective face masks as they prepared to appear on the daytime TV programme with their longtime pals

In good company: The hosts, both 44, sported protective face masks as they prepared to appear on the daytime TV programme with their longtime pals

Great minds think alike: The famous duo cut casual figures as they coordinated in black jackets, straight-leg trousers and navy footwear

Great minds think alike: The famous duo cut casual figures as they coordinated in black jackets, straight-leg trousers and navy footwear

The award-winning show is said to have smashed new records for the first time in a decade. 

This Morning, which has been airing throughout the coronavirus pandemic, has reportedly seen rating records rise to 1.2 million.  

And amid the new records, This Morning presenter Alison Hammond has landed her own travel segment with co-star Josie Gibson, which will be inspired by the classic film ‘Thelma and Louise’. 

Milestone moment: Presenters Ant and Dec last appeared on This Morning to celebrate Holly and Phillip's 10-year anniversary in September 2019 (pictured)

Milestone moment: Presenters Ant and Dec last appeared on This Morning to celebrate Holly and Phillip’s 10-year anniversary in September 2019 (pictured)

The two former Big Brother stars, aged 45 and 35, will compete against each other to find the best places to staycation in the UK.

Alison told the Mirror: ‘Josie – it’s on! Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned game of Top Trumps and even better, This Morning has given it a crazy new twist by incorporating some of Britain’s most unusual staycation spots.’ 

While Josie joked to the publication: ‘Alison & Josie – some may have coined us the better looking version of Ant & Dec (okay that someone might have been me!).’

A source added: ‘Josie’s always wanted to work on This Morning and when she originally got the job she asked if she could be the “Judith Chalmers of the UK”. So with this new strand she’s now got her dream job, with her dream woman in Alison.’

Impressive: This Morning presenter Alison Hammond has landed her own travel segment with co-star Josie Gibson, which will be inspired by the classic film 'Thelma and Louise'

Impressive: This Morning presenter Alison Hammond has landed her own travel segment with co-star Josie Gibson, which will be inspired by the classic film ‘Thelma and Louise’

Exciting times ahead: The two former Big Brother stars, aged 45 and 35, will compete against each other to find the best places to staycation in the UK (Josie pictured)

Exciting times ahead: The two former Big Brother stars, aged 45 and 35, will compete against each other to find the best places to staycation in the UK (Josie pictured) 

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