Hammond confronted a presenting hiccup throughout an interview with chat present and radio host Graham Norton.
She and O’Leary spoke to Norton, 57, about his new present on Virgin Radio. Hammond mentioned to the host: “I really like you final time I noticed you, you had been along with your canine, have you ever nonetheless received it?”
A deadpan Norton – who left his BBC radio present final month after ten years with the station – responded: “No, lifeless.”
Hammond nervously laughed and apologised whereas her co-host held his head in his palms.
Fortunately, Norton made gentle of the state of affairs, with the star then commenting: “No I am being horrible!” earlier than carrying on.
Norton not too long ago admitted having his wage revealed was partly behind his determination to depart the BBC.
The newest checklist put his earnings at £730,000, most of which got here from his Radio 2 present. It didn’t embrace earnings from his BBC One chat present.
At this time, viewers praised Hammond and O’Leary’s debut on-line.
One wrote: “Loving Alison and Dermot #ThisMorning nice duo! Uplifting and constructive. A lot wanted as we begin this loopy 2021.”
In November, studies circulated the Holmes and Langsford, each 60, had been knowledgeable by ITV their traditional Friday presenting slot on the ITV present was no extra.
Alison Hammond, 45, and Dermot O’Leary, 47, had been then confirmed as taking up the Friday slot – with Holmes and Langsford stepping in now and again to cowl common hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
In equivalent statements Holmes and Langford mentioned: “It’s a altering of the guard on Fridays from January. ‘We hope you make Alison and Dermot as welcome as you’ve made us over time. Have a Ball you two! It’s not Goodbye from us, it’s merely Au Revoir till the subsequent half time period.”
Talking about her new internet hosting duties, Hammond mentioned: “I by no means dreamt that after I first joined This Morning – initially for a number of months – that I might nonetheless be there 19 years later.
“I genuinely care in regards to the present and the viewers who watch, so it’s an enormous privilege and honour to be internet hosting a present I am keen on a lot. I’m simply actually excited to be doing much more of what I really like alongside the stunning Dermot.”
Co-host O’Leary mentioned: “I am deeply thrilled and honoured to be becoming a member of the This Morning workforce subsequent 12 months. We now have big footwear to fill and we’re effectively conscious what a privilege it’s to be getting into them.
“Above all, we wish to have enjoyable and for you to have the ability to kick your weekend off with a smile, particularly given the 12 months we have all had. So I am delighted to be co-hosting with the dwelling embodiment of sunshine on a wet day. I am unable to wait to get began.”