Alison Hammon and Dermot O'Leary make their debut as This Morning's Friday hosts

Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary have made their long-awaited debut as This Morning's new Friday hosts after replacing Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

The duo brushed off the recent fanfare surrounding their new jobs by chatting about Alison's live karaoke session, while Dermot struggled to hide his disdain as they introduced their first segment about psychic Jemima Packington.

Alison and Dermot landed the permanent Friday slot after Eamonn and Ruth were axed by bosses.

At last! Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary have made their long-awaited debut as This Morning's new Friday hosts after replacing Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

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As they kicked off the show, bosses hinted at Alison and Dermot's first official show as permanent hosts by playing Just The Two Of Us by Grover Washington, Jr and Bill Withers.

The pair chatted about Alison's karaoke session on Instagram Live, with the reporter admitting she'd kept her son awake with her singing into the early hours.

She said: 'I just carried on and got carried away on my own, at 1am my son came in and said 'mum I am trying to sleep.' 

Dynamic duo: The duo brushed off the recent fanfare surrounding their new jobs by chatting about Alison's live karaoke session

Dynamic duo: The duo brushed off the recent fanfare surrounding their new jobs by chatting about Alison's live karaoke session

Dermot and Alison then introduced their first segment, with the X Factor struggling to hide his disdain as he revealed they'd be chatting to show regular Jenny, who predicts the future with asparagus.

As Alison dropped a handful of vegetables on the pan, Jenny said it meant she could be set to find love in 2021.

The former Big Brother star didn't seem fussed on finding a new man, joking to Dermot: 'There's already a new man in my life, it's you!'

Dig: Eamonn and Ruth appeared on screen for their last show in December, during which he made a dig about bosses 'getting rid' of them

Dig: Eamonn and Ruth appeared on screen for their last show in December, during which he made a dig about bosses 'getting rid' of them 

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Eamonn and Ruth appeared on screen for their last show in December, during which he made a dig about bosses 'getting rid' of them during a chat about discounted trees, before the pair both grew emotional while saying goodbye. 

During their sign off, Eamonn said: 'You won't be watching us anymore on a Friday, Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary will be here on Fridays here on in.

'Please we would ask you to be as nice and lovely to them, friends of ours as they are, we're very close to Alison and she has been to us for the past 15 years.

'We appreciate all of the love you have sent to us today, we send it all back to you, have a very merry Christmas, it's been lovely

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