This Morning’s Josie Gibson shares real reason she couldn't replace Holly Willoughby

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This Morning star Josie Gibson has revealed the real reason why she couldn’t replace Holly Willoughby on the show.

The ITV show has had a big change-up in the past year with the departures of Phillip Schofield and later Holly, with Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley recently replacing them as the series' main presenters.

In a new interview, Josie – who was once rumoured to be in line to take over – explained that while she "would have loved the job" of replacing Holly, living in Bath would have made things tricky.

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"If I lived in London, I would have loved the job. But I don't live in London. I live [in Bath], and this is where I am, and this where my family is this, where my life is," she told the Daily Mail.

"So, and I, you know I will never get this time back... It's a juggle. You're working, mom, you know. The juggle's real."

Back in January, Josie debunked rumours that she could be leaving This Morning after helping to guest-host the show amid its period of stand-in presenters.

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"Alreeet lovers, Just to confirm, I have not left @thismorning I keep getting asked why I've left, so I thought it's easier to clear up the rumour mill on here," she said on Instagram. "I am eternally grateful for all your love and support and I can not thank you enough."

In other news, fellow This Morning presenter Alison Hammond recently opened up about her relationship with Schofield following his exit.

"All I need to say is I personally wish Phillip Schofield all the best. I loved Phillip Schofield. Full stop. But that's the last thing I would want to speak about," she told The Sunday Times Magazine.

This Morning airs weekday mornings on ITV.

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