ITV has announced that its flagship daytime programme ‘This Morning’ is to return to its original home, Liverpool’s Albert Dock, albeit for a one off special programme.
The broadcaster announced that hosts Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford will present the 25th Anniversary programme from the banks of the River Mersey on October 3rd. Original presenters, Richard and Judy, will also join in the celebrations, whilst the floating weather map will also make a return with Keith Lemon expected to take over the duties.
Executive producer, Miles Jarvis, said the “team have worked very hard on the plans” and encouraged viewers to be a part of the celebrations. Editor of the show, Adam Vandermark also added that “our whole family of talent are really excited about this special anniversary show – there’ll be plenty of surprises and memories shared – and it’s going to be extra special returning to where it all started.”
This Morning broadcast its first series from the Albert Dock in 1988 and continued there until 1996 before moving to London to attract more and bigger guests to the programme. The dock saw many a mishap, including a miming singer and the infamous streakers who invaded the weather map.
Today, Liverpool’s Albert Dock is home to a selection of restaurants, bars, apartments, novelty shops and The Tate Liverpool.
Visit the ITV Press Centre and imediamonkey for more details about the 25th anniversary series.