Christine Lampard is set to replace Holly Willoughby on 'This Morning'.
The 39-year-old TV presenter is expecting her first child with husband Frank Lampard but ITV bosses are keen to sign her up to take over from Holly when the 'This Morning' star jets off to Australia for six weeks in November, to co-present 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'
A source told the Daily Mirror: "Christine is the natural first choice because she and Phil work so well together both on and off screen.
"Everyone has their fingers crossed because she's such a lovely person to work with - and the viewers love her too."
Christine previously worked with Holly's 'This Morning' co-star Phillip Schofield on 'Dancing On Ice' and the pair are good friends, whose families socialise together.
Speaking about working on 'Dancing On Ice' together, Phillip, 56, said: "I loved doing it with Christine. I said Christine was the only person I want to do it with, and she came in and she was given such a hard time at the time and she really struggled.
"And what I wanted everybody to realise was she is not only an incredibly accomplished broadcaster but she is one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life. There is nobody in television who is more thoughtful than Christine."
Meanwhile, Christine recently insisted she and Frank are not worried about how much a baby will change their lives because their careers have meant she and the Derby County manager have grown used to readjustment over the years.
She said: "I am looking forward to baby time and that new chapter really. I am very excited.
"I'm relatively relaxed. Because of what I do and what my husband does, we are always open to change.
"We have been all over the place and have moved about 20 times during our relationship.
"You have to be adaptable but as long as your foundations don't change too much, you can work around everything.
"I wish sometimes I was more of a planner but I don't seem to have that gene in me.
"People are telling me, and I would like to think I'm like that anyway, to do my best to relax into it and don't put too much pressure on myself."
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