Irish broadcaster Craig Doyle has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Phillip Schofield as a long-term host on the popular daytime show, This Morning. Doyle’s entry into the program comes at a challenging time, as the show is still recovering from the fallout of the Schofield incident. With Holly Willoughby now hosting the show without her former co-host, Doyle’s presence brings a fresh perspective to the program.
Following suggestions from fans during the Wednesday and Thursday broadcasts, Doyle has garnered significant support to fill Schofield’s shoes permanently. Prior to joining This Morning, Doyle expressed his admiration for the program and firmly rebutted claims of toxicity associated with working on the show. He eagerly shared, “I am delighted to join the wonderful Holly on the sofa later this week. It has been an absolute joy to work with one of the most hardworking and talented teams I have ever known.”
Doyle previously co-hosted the show alongside Alison Hammond, Josie Gibson, and Mollie King. Fans have been impressed by his effortless presenting style and are often surprised to discover that he is actually 52 years old.
Outside of his on-screen persona, Doyle leads a contented family life with his wife, Doon. Together, they have four children named Quin, Muireann, Milo, and Elsa. Following their wedding in 2001, the couple decided to prioritize raising their family in Ireland. While Doyle’s social media primarily focuses on his professional endeavors, he recently revealed on air that his family still resides in Ireland, particularly during a crucial time when his children were taking exams.
In a 2017 interview with the Belfast Telegraph, Doyle shared his decision to sell his house in London to be closer to his parents and raise his children in their homeland. He emphasized the importance of fostering a close relationship between his kids and his father, who had faced health scares. In 2020, Doyle took to Instagram to pay tribute to his late father, demonstrating the deep bond they shared.