Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield 'in line for mega payrises as ITV plan to replace axed Jeremy Kyle Show with extended This Morning in massive shake-up of daytime schedule'

  • ITV bosses are said to be plotting a massive shake-up of the daytime TV schedule which would see This Morning start at the earlier time of 10am 
  • A source claimed that Holly, 38, and Phil, 57, were the 'natural No1 choice' to fill the scheduling gap - the pair both earn around £600,000 a year
  • A focus group proposal claims bosses want to make the schedule 'more of a live event' with presenters speaking to one another as they hand over their shows
  • The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed in May following the suicide of a guest on the programme - with the 9.25am to 10.30am slot temporarily filled by Judge Rinder 

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are reportedly in line for huge payrises as ITV plan to replace the axed Jeremy Kyle Show with an extended edition of This Morning.  

ITV bosses are said to be plotting a massive shake-up of the daytime TV schedule which would see This Morning start at the earlier time of 10am and feature 'funny viewers' letters and emails', reports The Mirror.

The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed in May following the suicide of a former guest on the programme - with the 9.25am to 10.30am slot temporarily filled by Judge Rinder.

New guard: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are reportedly in line for huge payrises as ITV plan to replace the axed Jeremy Kyle Show with an extended edition of This Morning

New guard: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are reportedly in line for huge payrises as ITV plan to replace the axed Jeremy Kyle Show with an extended edition of This Morning

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Over: The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed in May following the suicide of a former guest on the programme - with the 9.25am to 10.30am slot temporarily filled by Judge Rinder

Over: The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed in May following the suicide of a former guest on the programme - with the 9.25am to 10.30am slot temporarily filled by Judge Rinder

An alleged proposal, submitted to an ITV focus group, claims bosses want to make the schedule 'more of a live event' with presenters speaking to one another as they hand over their shows.

A source added to the website that TV stalwarts Holly, 38, and Phil, 57, were the 'natural No1 choice' to fill the scheduling gap. The pair both earn around £600,000 a year.

The reported revised schedule would see 30 minutes of news starting at 6am, with newreaders handing over to Piers Morgan, 54, and Susanna Reid, 48, on Good Morning Britain at 6.30am.

Lorraine Kelly, 59, would then begin her chat show at 9am, handing over to Holly and Phil on This Morning at 10am.   

Claim: ITV bosses are said to be plotting a massive shake-up of the daytime TV schedule which would see This Morning start at the earlier time of 10am and feature 'funny viewers' letters and emails', reports The Mirror

Claim: ITV bosses are said to be plotting a massive shake-up of the daytime TV schedule which would see This Morning start at the earlier time of 10am and feature 'funny viewers' letters and emails', reports The Mirror 

Fan favourites: A source added to the website that TV stalwarts Holly, 38, and Phil, 57, were the 'natural No1 choice' to fill the scheduling gap. The pair both earn around £600,000 a year

Fan favourites: A source added to the website that TV stalwarts Holly, 38, and Phil, 57, were the 'natural No1 choice' to fill the scheduling gap. The pair both earn around £600,000 a year

The proposal outlining the agenda for the extra half hour of the show is said to read: 'From crying with laughter at naughty pictures innocent kids have drawn to recalling personal funny and relatable anecdotes.

'Nothing is off limits as they talk about the stories and pictures of the day that have grabbed their attention.'

ITV's vision for the shows is said to be that of a 'continuous live broadcast featuring favourite and familiar faces'.

The proposal also says: 'The show would have more interaction between the end of each show and a smoother handover between presenters into the next show.'

It was also claimed production companies had been asked to pitch show ideas to replace Jeremy Kyle- and while some had been piloted, ITV feared a show would struggle to get viewers and be compared to Kyle.  

Revised: The reported revised schedule would see 30 minutes of news starting at 6am, with newreaders handing over to Piers Morgan, 54, and Susanna Reid, 48, on Good Morning Britain at 6.30am

Revised: The reported revised schedule would see 30 minutes of news starting at 6am, with newreaders handing over to Piers Morgan, 54, and Susanna Reid, 48, on Good Morning Britain at 6.30am

Handover: Lorraine Kelly, 59, would then begin her chat show at 9am, handing over to Holly and Phil on This Morning at 10am (above with Macy Gray)

Handover: Lorraine Kelly, 59, would then begin her chat show at 9am, handing over to Holly and Phil on This Morning at 10am (above with Macy Gray)

Popular: The proposal outlining the agenda for the extra half hour of the show is said to read: 'From crying with laughter at naughty pictures innocent kids have drawn to recalling personal funny and relatable anecdotes. Nothing is off limits'

Popular: The proposal outlining the agenda for the extra half hour of the show is said to read: 'From crying with laughter at naughty pictures innocent kids have drawn to recalling personal funny and relatable anecdotes. Nothing is off limits'

An ITV insider is said to have told the website bosses were 'looking at different ideas' but had not made a decision as yet.

MailOnline has contacted ITV representatives for comment.                  

The Jeremy Kyle Show, which had been a regular fixture on on TV since 2005, came to an end in May 2019 following the tragic suicide of a former guest. 

Steven Dymond, 63, took his own life in May just days after he appeared on the show and failed a lie detector test following claims of infidelity against his fiancee. 

Axed: The Jeremy Kyle Show, which had been a regular fixture on on TV since 2005, came to an end in May 2019 following the tragic suicide of a former guest

Axed: The Jeremy Kyle Show, which had been a regular fixture on on TV since 2005, came to an end in May 2019 following the tragic suicide of a former guest

Tragedy: Steven Dymond, 63, took his own life in May just days after he appeared on the show and failed a lie detector test following claims of infidelity against his fiancee

Tragedy: Steven Dymond, 63, took his own life in May just days after he appeared on the show and failed a lie detector test following claims of infidelity against his fiancee

He is said to have been left devastated and feeling suicidal after being confronted about allegations of infidelity and was asked to sit a lie detector test. According to friends, he was labelled a liar after he failed the test.

In a dramatic move, ITV halted the scheduled broadcast, suspended filming of the show and removed all past episodes from its catch-up website. 

Scrutiny increased when a number of former guests came forward yesterday to criticise the 'lack of aftercare' on the programme, while Mr Dymond's landlady Shelley said producers did not try to get in touch with him 'until it was too late'. 

ITV later defended its 'significant and detailed duty of care processes' that it claimed had produced 'positive results' over the past 14 years. 

They later confirmed the show had been taken off-air for good but did not rule out working with Jeremy on future projects.   

Off-air: They later confirmed the show had been taken off-air for good but did not rule out working with Jeremy on future projects

Off-air: They later confirmed the show had been taken off-air for good but did not rule out working with Jeremy on future projects

 

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield 'to replace axed Jeremy Kyle Show with This Morning'

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