ITV are preparing to reward Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield with huge pay rises as they look to replace The Jeremy Kyle Show with a bumper This Morning.

The 9.25am to 10.30am slot has been temporarily filled by Judge Rinder since Kyle’s show was axed.

But bosses propose to fill the gap by rejigging the daytime schedule.

And they want to make it “more of a live event” with presenters chatting to each other as they hand over from show to show.

At 6am, there will be 30 minutes of news before newsreaders hand over to Piers Morgan, 54, and Susanna Reid, 48, on Good Morning Britain at 6.30am.

The 9.25am to 10.30am slot has been temporarily filled by Judge Rinder since Kyle’s show was axed

They will pass the baton to Lorraine Kelly, 59, at 9am, and at 10am she will hand it to Phil, 57, and Holly, 38, on This Morning.

The proposal, submitted to an ITV focus group, says the “earlier helping” of This Morning would feature “funny viewers’ letters and emails”.

It says: “From crying with laughter at naughty pictures innocent kids have drawn to recalling personal funny and relatable anecdotes.

“Nothing is off limits as they talk about the stories and pictures of the day that have grabbed their attention.”

The proposal, submitted to an ITV focus group, says the “earlier helping” of This Morning would feature “funny viewers’ letters and emails”

ITV want the shows to have a “the feel of a continuous live broadcast featuring favourite and familiar faces”.

The proposal says: “The show would have more interaction between the end of each show and a smoother handover between presenters into the next show.

“Eg. Lorraine may chat with Phil and Holly to hand over each day.”

ITV has been agonising over what to put in place of The Jeremy Kyle Show as it was its most popular daytime programme, regularly attracting one million viewers.

It was ditched after the suicide of Steve Dymond, 63, who died shortly after filming his appearance on the show, where he had failed a lie detector test.

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It is understood production companies were asked to pitch ideas and some had been piloted, but ITV fear a replacement show would be compared to Kyle and struggle to build an audience.

A source said Holly and Phil, each on around £600,000, were the “natural No1 choice” to fill the slot.

An ITV insider said bosses were “looking at different ideas” but no decisions had been made.