Phillip Schofield

Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley confirmed as new presenters of ITV's This Morning

Headshots of Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard

Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley will replace Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, who both departed the show in 2023, as main presenters in the Monday to Thursday slot.

Shephard is a familiar face to ITV, having presented the channel's former breakfast programme GMTV, its quiz show Tipping Point from 2012, and co-hosting Good Morning Britain.

The Cube returns with a one million pound jackpot

Phillip Schofield will once again host the intense proceedings, as the game show sees participants complete a series of seemingly simple challenges within the claustrophobic cube.

Schofield commented: “The Cube is such a cracking format but with the players now in teams and a whopping million-pound prize fund, it now means this high-pressure environment has just got tougher.

“I can’t wait to be reunited with the legendary Perspex Cube!”  

ITV announces new live morning schedule

Piers Morgan and Susana Reid (Credit: ITV)

From the 6th January the morning line-up will see Good Morning Britain be extended by half an hour from 6am until 9am, bringing viewers a mix of breaking news, the latest showbiz stories and exclusive interviews every week day.

Lorraine will then be on from 9am to 10am, before This Morning starts – 30 minutes earlier – from 10am to 12:30pm.

Loose Women will then air from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, ending seven and half hours of live TV all filmed at the Television Centre in White City.

Brand-new ITV quiz show 5 Gold Rings to be hosted by Phillip Schofield

5 Gold Rings will see two teams go head-to-head over the course of five rounds. One team will walk away with up to £25,000 whilst the other will leave with nothing. 

The teams will have to battle against the clock to answer questions by placing gold rings onto a supersized image displayed beneath their feet. For example, the picture might be a map of the world and teams will attempt the question, ‘Where is the highest mountain on earth?’ by placing a gold ring on the image where they think the answer is.