This Morning fans give verdict on who should replace Phillip Schofield if he leaves ITV daytime show | The Sun

THIS Morning fans have delivered their verdict on who should replace Phillip Schofield if he leaves Britain's most famous sofa.

With rumours swirling that Phil's days on the show could be numbered, Sun readers have voted on who they would like to see take his place alongside Holly Willoughby.

A Sun poll asked our readers to vote whether This Morning favourites Alison Hammond or Dermot O'Leary, who present the show on Friday's should step up.

There was also the option to vote for Rylan Clark, who has fronted the show in the past, and Rochelle Humes, who regularly provides holiday cover.

The final options were to vote for someone else entirely, or for Phillip to keep his job and stay on the show.

And the clear leader, with 25.3% of the votes so far, was Alison.

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Alison is very much in demand right now, having recently been confirmed to take over hosting duties on The Great British Bake-Off alongside Noel Fielding.

After Alison, the next biggest percentage of votes have gone to 'Somebody else' with 21.9% of our readers hoping a fresh face gets hired, should Phil leave.

Rylan is currently third at 19.4%, pipping Dermot who stands at16.4%.

13.1% of voters are claiming they want Phil to keep his job and stay, while 3.9% believe Rochelle Humes to be the right person for the gig.

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Who should replace Phillip if he was to leave?

The Sun readers have been voting on who they would like to see step into Phillip Schofield’s shoes if he was to leave This Morning. Here are the latest results…

Alison Hammond : 25.3%

Somebody Else: 21.9%

Rylan has to be there: 19.4%

Dermot would be fab:16.4%

Phil should stay: 13.1%

Rochelle Humes is good: 3.9%

It comes as reports claim the long-standing host of the ITV daytime show's contract is up for renewal in September.

This means that if bosses decide not to extend or renew his agreement following the fallout with Holly, then Phillip's farewell show would be in July when he goes on his annual Summer break.

The duo regularly take around six weeks off during the sunny months, with Alison and Dermot fronting the bulk of the summer shows.

A revolving door of other co-hosts usually fill in when Alison and Dermot are not doing the holiday shows, including Rochelle and Josie Gibson.

The Mail reports: "Schofield's contract is up for renewal in September but because he takes the summer holidays off, his final episode would be in July if ITV were to axe him."

The Sun has reached out to reps for Phillip and for ITV for comment.

Phil is also said to be terrified his job is in jeopardy amid reports This Morning boss Martin Frizell is said to be "sick of clearing up Schofield's mess".

The publication also claims that, despite once being willing to "take the bullets fired at Schofield," Phillip is said to have lost the support of the TV editor.

While another TV source sarcastically joked of Phillip behind-the-scenes of the show: "It couldn't happen to a nicer man."

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