This Morning is a British daytime television programme created by Granada Television and broadcast on ITV. The show originally aired from Granada's Albert Dock Studios in Liverpool on 3 October 1988. It features celebrity guests, entertainment, and various other features - in short, a mix of consumer show and Variety Show.
The current presenters are Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby who are on Monday to Thursday.Eamonn Holmes and wife Ruth Langsford are on air every Friday and also deputise Phillip and Holly respectively. If any of the four presenters are off or unavailable a guest presenter will co-present This Morning. Famous ones have included Gethin Jones, of Blue Peter fame.
This show contains examples of:
- Cringe Comedy: Richard as Ali G (from Da Ali G Show).
- Fanservice: Gethin Jones. "The Welsh wonder", as he's nicknamed... a surefire hit.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Comes close to this.
- Plus the women in bikinis, which upsets a few, including family groups.
- Lampshade Hanging: The show tends to do this every now and then.
- Mama Bear: When Holly and Phillip interviewed Katie Hopkins about children's names and classes, you can see Holly barely withholding her disgust since she has three children of her own. When she tells Katie to be quiet for an advert break, her momentary tone of voice sounds like it could shatter solid stone.
- Holly just has a... thing... for babies in general. Just watch this video of Holly basically becoming incredibly brooding over all the adorable babies. If she could steal all the babies, she would.
- Mood Dissonance: This is one of the defining features of the show.
- Mood Whiplash: As per above.
- Ms. Fanservice: Samanthi, who's also a presenter on Q Radio. Anglo-Indian, she looks exotic, and is also an accomplished music journalist. Not just fanservice, indeed...
- Holly Willoughby.
- Pædo Hunt: Instead, they talk to the victims of sexual/child abuse.
- Sadist Show: It's not sadistic in the usual sense, rather it covers issues that would be seen as sadistic.
- Scare 'Em Straight: Some of the more Anvilicious issues are this.
- The Red Stapler: Ruth Langsford's dresses.
- Transgender: More recently, it's trans men, with trans women being sidelined.
- Tranquil Fury: You can hear and feel the anger and disgust in Holly Willoughby's voice when she's talking to Katie Hopkins about judging children by their names and how classes of people (i.e upper class and working class) shouldn't interact with each other and that their children should never be friends. The only time Holly expresses true emotional anger is when she raises her voice to tell Katie to stop talking before they have a break.