This Morning viewers were ecstatic to tune in and discover that Alison Hammond was hosting the show today.

The 45-year-old presenter joined Rochelle Humes on the sofa today as they covered for Eamonn and Ruth, who are hosting from Monday to Thursday over the summer.

Alison's grand entrance to the studio came complete with multicoloured lights and music as she burst through the double doors.

Holding out her arms, Alison announced her arrival and viewers were happy to see the legend's beaming smile.

Alison Hammond joined Rochelle Humes on This Morning

One tweeted: "Should be a Friday fixture!! #Alison #ThisMorning."

While another commented: "Yes Alison! Tuned in just for you!"

A third wrote: "F***in Brilliant ❤ Alison looks radiant❤#ThisMorning."

Fans were ecstatic to see Alison hosting the show today

"Yassssss Alison is on!!! #ThisMorning," another remarked.

One suggested: "We should have Alison presenting more often #ThisMorning."

Another tweeted: "Already looking forward to this, what’s not to love about Alison Hammond #ThisMorning."

This comes after the Mirror reported that Alison is in the running for new Saturday night chat show.

The TV presenter will also be standing in for Rylan Clark-Neal’s BBC radio show on Saturday ahead of ITV’s plans to give the star, famed for her quirky interviews with A-listers, her own chat show.

ITV filmed a pilot for her chat show Happy Hour and Alison said of the series: “There’s exciting things coming up.”

*This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV