This Morning’s Alison Hammond ‘in duty of care meetings with ITV after trolling’

Alison Hammond is reported to be having regular duty of care meetings at ITV after it was announced that she is one of the new presenters of This Morning, alongside Dermot O'Leary.

Bosses behind the channel are reportedly making sure the national sweetheart is feeling supported after horrific and vile trolls attacked her online over her new job.

The star, who has worked hard over the years as a roaming reporter on the show, was inundated with abuse when it was announced.

Thankfully, Alison's fans have also been rushing to her aid to support her and also defend her but the abuse has reportedly taken its toll on the journalist.

A source told The Sun : "Alison is a tough cookie, but the vitriol from some so-called fans of This Morning has been impossible for her to ignore.

"As a result of Love Island and Jeremy Kyle tragedies, ITV are very serious about duty of care and arranged to sit down with Alison to see how she was coping.

"Alison confided that while the Friday gig is her dream come true, staying positive had become a battle."

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The insider also said that Alison has been advised on how to stay strong mentally and has been prepared for when she starts presenting the main show.

They added that she is determined to prove her critics wrong and do a good job.

Alison cheerily celebrated the news this week on her Instagram account before the nasty little trolls came knocking.

She shared a lengthy caption under a photo of her and Dermot O'Leary – who is the other presenter replacing Eamonn.

Alison gushed: "The news is officially out ! So honoured to be joining Holly and Phil , Eamonn and Ruth on the sofa with Dermot.

"I hope I can make you all proud ! I’m thrilled to have been given this incredible opportunity.

"Bring on 2021 !! @thismorning."

Eamonn and Ruth will still host the show in the summer when Holly and Phil take their holiday.

Daily Star Online has contacted ITV and Alison's spokesman for comment.

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