This Morning will 'launch SAFARI feature and cooking from South Africa to lift ...

This Morning will launch a series of new segments in an attempt to keep viewers in good spirits throughout the third UK lockdown, according to reports.

It is thought that the ITV show, which is hosted by Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, will soon have live cooking sections filmed in South Africa and Australia.

As well as visiting sunny faraway destinations, which many Brits can only dream of amid strict travel restrictions, the Scottish Highlands is also thought to be featured in the latest addition to the format, reports The Mirror.

Bringing the world to you: This Morning will launch a series of new segments in an attempt to keep viewers in good spirits throughout the third UK lockdown, according to reports (hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are pictured on Monday's episode)

Bringing the world to you: This Morning will launch a series of new segments in an attempt to keep viewers in good spirits throughout the third UK lockdown, according to reports (hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are pictured on Monday's episode)

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Australia and South Africa have been tipped as locations the show will visit, with a safari section also thought to be underway to try and cheer up viewers at home.  

Some of the new footage is said to have been captured before lockdown, however parts of the new segments will require local film crews to work on location and abide by any Covid restrictions.  

This Morning's editor Martin Frizell told the publication his show has been a 'comfort blanket' for the UK during 2020 and he wants to continue to be a source of support.

He said: 'We will help to take viewers around the world without leaving their homes.

Changes: As well as showing food specials from different countries, the show is also expected to highlight small business providing products (Holly and Phillip pictured on Wednesday)

Changes: As well as showing food specials from different countries, the show is also expected to highlight small business providing products (Holly and Phillip pictured on Wednesday) 

'Our viewers deserve to see even more beautiful scenery and enjoy more fun viewing on screen during times like this, and we plan to give them just that.'

As well as looking at travel, the apparent new parts of This Morning will revolve around food and shine a light on small business and producers.

Martin said: 'I'm keen to help those smaller ­businesses by sourcing as much as we can from them for our cookery items – that we will be increasing on the show – and giving them a mention where possible.'

MailOnline has contacted ITV for a comment. 

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