Alison Hammond has lifted the lid on how her This Morning co-host Dermot O’Leary annoyed her when they first started presenting together
Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary have been presenting This Morning on Friday’s since the start of the year.
The telly stars took over from Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford and appear to have settled into their roles on the magazine show.
But in a candid chat, Alison – who rose to fame on Big Brother – has revealed that Dermot stealing her lines during the live show has led to her feeling frustrated at times.
The confident personality, 46, shared in a new interview that she calls Dermot her “work husband” but “little things” have caused friction between them on the This Morning set.
Telling how they are now straight with one another if an issue arises, she revealed to The Sun: “We are so honest with each other now, we tell each other: ‘Can you not do that again. I don’t like it’.”
“It’s the little things, nothing major. For example, he steals my lines and he doesn’t keep up to speed with my life on Instagram even though we host a show together!” the star laughed.
Alison – who is a proud size 28 – went on to add how she doesn’t like how she looks next to Dermot.
She shared: “I normally love the way I look, but I sit next to Dermot and think: ‘Bloody hell, I’m massive compared to you.’”
In September Dermot – who has previsoly hosted The X Factor – lifted the lid on tension between him and Alison when they first started working as a duo on This Morning.
Speaking to Fabulous magazine, Dermot said he and Alison soon decided they needed a chat to clear the air when their initial pairing failed to gel.
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Explaining the awkwardness between them when they first started co-hosting the show together, Dermot said: “We never got to pilot, we’d never read a script through, we didn’t even have lunch together.
“We literally met for the first time in 15 years or so and that morning we presented two-and-a-half hours of live television together.
“The idea that there wouldn’t be a period of getting to know each other is insane.”
Saying viewers wouldn’t believe them if they were acting like lifelong best friends, Dermot said he and Alison soon built their friendship by being blunt with each other behind the scenes.
He said: “We both did something that the other didn’t like – nothing major – but after it happened we looked at each other, and I said: ‘You didn’t like it when I did that, did you?’ And she said no, she didn’t.
“And I said: ‘OK, well I didn’t like it when you did that thing.’
“And we both laughed, because now we knew. The most important thing is to find out what annoys the other and make sure you don’t do it again.”
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