Alison Hammond hints at moving on from This Morning as she sets her sights on new venture

Alison Hammond has hinted at moving on from presenting This Morning, as she admitted that she wants her own show.

She has been presenting the show on and off since 2002, but her role has become more regular over the last couple of years, first presenting Fridays with Dermot O'Leary, and then taking on more since the departure of original permanent hosts, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

But former Big Brother star Alison has recently admitted that she won't be on This Morning forever, as she has big dreams of landing a presenting gig on her very own show.

Speaking to Woman's Own magazine, she confessed: "I love my job and I'm good at it. But I've always got plans, things I want to do next. I can't tell you how many times I've asked for my own show.

"That's what I want, a show called Alison. It might get to the point where I just make it myself!"

She's also set her sights on being a Loose Women panelist, which she revealed in the same interview with Woman's Own magazine.

Alison was a guest-panelist on the daytime show from 2002 to 2004.

The TV star first found fame on Big Brother in 2002, and despite being the second housemate to be evicted, she went on to star on This Morning, and her fame has only risen since then.

Alison has also starred on several reality TV shows, including I'm A Celebrity in 2010, Celebrity Masterchef in 2014 and Celebrity Fit Club.

Most recently, she landed a presenting role on BBC's The Great British Bake Off, where she's proved a hit with viewers.

On an episode of This Morning on Tuesday, 21 November, Alison was praised by the show's viewers for her sharp response to Sir Cliff Richard's comments about Elvis Presley's weight gain, when he joined the sofa to discuss his career in showbiz.

The English singer confessed that he had turned down an opportunity to meet Elvis because he didn't want to be photographed next to the King of rock 'n' roll when he was overweight.

"He'd put on a lot of weight," Cliff explained, before adding, "I thought, 'if I'm taking a photograph with him, and it's going to be hanging on my refrigerator, he's gotta look good."

To which Alison retorted: "Should never have put it off just because they're a little bit heavier."

Fans were quick to applaud the former Big Brother star for her handling of Cliff's comments, with many taking to X to share their support.

"Cliff Richard was on @thismorning and the only one who called him out on his body shaming nonsense was Alison Hammond," one person wrote, before slamming the Wonderful Life star's remarks as 'fatist'.

Another unimpressed viewer agreed that Cliff's statements were unacceptable, writing: "Well done @AlisonHammond fat shaming is not to be promoted."

And a third demanded: "Who the heck does Cliff Richard think he is, not wanting a photo with Elvis because Elvis had put on weight. Alison Hammond gave a quick response. How very rude."

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