Alison Hammond is reportedly in high demand (Picture: Lia Toby/Getty Images)
Alison Hammond is reportedly set to land her own panel show on Sky.
The beloved 47-year-old presenter – who currently co-hosts ITV’s This Morning on Fridays – has been offered a lucrative new role by the rival broadcaster, although it remains unclear whether she will make the switch or not.
A source told The Sun: ‘It remains to be seen if This Morning bosses will give her a higher wage and a higher-profile role on the show to ensure she stays with them.
‘If not, the Sky show is unlikely to be the last tempting offer she receives.’
The opportunity has come Alison’s way after she was previously hired by ITV to front a reboot of Wheel Of Fortune, but the project was subsequently scrapped, and rival broadcasters are now seeking to tempt her away from ITV.
Meanwhile, in 2020, Alison and Dermot O’Leary were announced as the permanent presenters of the Friday shows on This Morning.
Alison currently hosts This Morning alongside Dermot O’Leary every Friday (Credits: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
Alison revealed at the time that she was looking forward to the challenge of hosting the long-running programme, explaining that she ‘genuinely cares about the show and the viewers who watch’.
The TV star – who shot to fame on Big Brother in 2002, before becoming a reporter on This Morning – said: ‘I never dreamt that when I first joined This Morning – initially for a few months – that I would still be there 19 years later.
‘I genuinely care about the show and the viewers who watch, so it’s a huge privilege and honour to be hosting a show I adore so much. I’m just really excited to be doing even more of what I love alongside the lovely Dermot.’
Meanwhile, a spokesman for This Morning previously opened up about the ‘firm friendship’ the pair have developed since appearing together on the show.
‘Despite the challenges of starting their on screen partnership during a pandemic, Alison and Dermot have developed a firm friendship and their chemistry has proved a ratings success,’ the said.
‘Since the pandemic ended, the pair are now able to enjoy socialising together post the show and have enjoyed spending time with each other’s families too.’
This year, Alison – who rose to fame on Channel 4’s Big Brother in 2002 – has appeared on BBC1 shows like The Wheel and I Can See Your Voice.
Metro.co.uk has contacted representatives for Alison Hammond and Sky for comment.