Josie Gibson was told that she should work at Lidl to fulfill her dream of a This Morning role


Josie Gibson, who became famous on Big Brother 2010, has revealed that a relative suggested that she apply for a job with Lidl.

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This Morning: Dermot asks Josie what she’s done with Alison

Josie Gibson is a fan favorite on This Morning because of her bubbly personality, hilarious TV mistakes, and cheerful personality.

The Big Brother winner, 36-year-old, admitted that her family was not always sure that she would have a successful career in television.

The Bristolian revealed that her grandma had suggested she submit her CV to Lidl, a supermarket chain, in order to secure a job at the checkout.

“It was only a few years ago that my nan suggested I apply for a job at Lidl because they are good payers,” she told Silver Screen Beat.

Josie went on to admit that she often struggles to come to terms with her career path and being on one of the biggest daytime TV shows – and believes a higher power ‘has her back’.

“I think something has always had my back, I don’t know what it is. I suppose I’m quite religious.

“Then again, you don’t know what’s around the corner — it could be here today and gone tomorrow, so you’ve got to enjoy it.”

Today, fans tuning into This Morning were over the moon to spot Josie hosting alongside Dermot O’Leary.

Josie was on the sofa to cover Alison Hammond as the regular Friday presenter was having a day off.

The star introduced herself by entering the studio saying: “I’m here!”

Co-host Dermot replied: “I know you are, Alison is having a day off. What have you done with her, Josie?”

Josie explained the following: “Alison did say I could cover her today, but only if I get her a really nice birthday present.”

One user, who was thrilled to have Josie with him, said: “QUEEN JOSIE IS BACK!!! @Josiestweet @thismorning #ThisMorning.”

“Josie looks v different today – v glam indeed #thismorning,”Another tweet.

Another author wrote: “Yay Josie is on! Also, love her hair and make-up today. #thismorning.”

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A third comment: “@Josiestweet You look stunning today on @thismorning & you are a brilliant presenter too. Hope to see you more in the studio.”

Josie also took part in the This Morning couch when Holly Willoughby was afflicted with a stomach virus in November.

She kept Holly’s seat warm for three days before returning to the show in the lead-up to Christmas alongside Vernon Kay, who was making his hosting debut.

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