Zoe Ball has revealed all about the new show, which will showcase the best in entertainment.
The hour-long programme, which will air on ITV on Saturday and Sunday mornings, is aptly named ‘Zoe Ball on Saturdays‘ and ‘Zoe Ball on Sundays‘.
It will feature live music performances, and will also see Zoe chat to celebrity star guests. The shows will also address topical issues, and will highlight the best in TV, books, comedy and films.
The TV show will be Zoe’s first foray back into weekend morning television since fronting the Saturday morning children’s show Live & Kicking with Jamie Theakston, in the 1990s.
She also of course hosts BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing spin-off show, It Takes Two.
In a statement, Zoe confessed that she is ‘super excited’ about her brand new series – calling it a ‘one-stop show for all you need in the world of entertainment and leisure’.
It read, ‘I am super excited to return to weekend morning television (a few years on) with a glorious mix of all the things I love – live music from your favourite music stars, great chat with stars of television and big screen and new exciting authors.
‘Think of our show as your televisual weekend supplement. Your one-stop shop for all you need in the world of entertainment and leisure.’
With celebrity guests, entertainment news and topical discussions, there’s certainly a similarity between this show and the likes of our favourite weekday morning shows Lorraine and This Morning. A start date for the show has not yet been announced.
But while Zoe’s new show looks set to be a fun-filled watch for viewers, the TV star left fans in tears after discussing her late boyfriend Billy Yates on a BBC One documentary on Wednesday night.
The presenter took part in a 350-mile bike ride for Sport Relief, and documented the journey in the programme Zoe’s Hardest Ride Home.
During the show, Zoe reflected on her final moments with her boyfriend, before he committed suicide in May 2017.
She emotionally shared, “It was just that moment and that feeling of ‘Oh my god I love him so much, we’ll find some help and it will all be okay’.
“And I wish I’d told him that.”
Fans took to Twitter to share their support for Zoe after the show, revealing how her admission had left them in tears themselves. Others praised Zoe for being so courageous whilst discussing the difficult topic of mental health.
One viewer wrote, ‘so moved by your amazing journey what an inspiration you are. Great to watch last night cried lots such a worthy cause bless you for your being so brave x’
While another agreed, commenting, ‘@ZoeTheBall I watched your documentary last night and sobbed the whole way through. you did absoloutly amazing and raised awareness of what is a terrible condition and one that is very close to my heart! Well done Zoe and I send you and all concerned lots of love 💖’