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'I'm so excited!' Helen Skelton lands permanent position on Morning Live

Helen Skelton has landed a permanent position on Morning Live credit:Bang Showbiz
Helen Skelton has landed a permanent position on Morning Live credit:Bang Showbiz

Helen Skelton and Michelle Ackerley have landed permanent roles on 'Morning Live'.

The BBC One magazine daytime show will return in the new year with a longer running time a new presenter line up, which will see the 'Countryfile' host and 'The One Show' presenter become regular fixtures on the new-look programme.

Helen and Michelle will become permanent 'Morning Live' presenters from January 2nd, alternating alongside Gethin Jones every Monday to Wednesday.

Gethin will continue to present four to five shows a week, and Kym Marsh will host on Thursdays.

Several guest presenters, including Sara Cox, Kimberley Walsh, Gaby Roslin and Rav Wilding, will continue to co-host regularly, too.

Helen said: "I am so excited to become a more regular member of the 'Morning Live' family, and be in such good company!

"It’s really nice to be part of a programme giving so many people a voice.

"Everything we talk about on the show is what my friends and family are texting me about, we’re right at the heart of what matters to people right now.

"We’re not just highlighting problems though, we’re finding solutions and I love that we’re able to help in some small way.

"It’s stuff you need to know but also stuff that’s nice to know, and even when I’m not hosting, I’m sat at home with a cuppa taking it all in. I can’t wait for January!"

Michelle added: "I am delighted to join Helen as part of the regular 'Morning Live' line-up. I have absolutely loved being a part of the show so far, which we know can make a real difference to people’s lives.

"I’m looking forward to keeping our audiences company in the mornings and doing that alongside friends.

"I’ve known Geth and Helen for a long time now and believe or not, Helen and I used to flat share back in the day! To do this all in my home town of Manchester is a dream!"

Gethin was delighted to hear Helen and Michelle have joined the team permanently.

He said: "I absolutely love working with Helen and Michelle and I’m thrilled they’re going to be a more regular part of the fantastic team at 'Morning Live'.

"We have all been friends for years, so I know there are going to be plenty of laughs in store for our audiences to see, especially now we will be on your screen for longer, too!"