Presenter Alison Hammond is set to receive the “best Christmas present ever” on This Morning’s festive edition of the show.

In the two-hour special of the ITV programme, Alison and her co-hosts Dermot O’Leary, Josie Gibson, Craig Doyle and Gyles Brandreth will sit down to open their presents from one another.

But this year will see the Bake Off star brought to tears over her gift from the team as she will be surprised with a seat named in her honour at her hometown theatre.

As Alison arrives on the famous sofa bringing the glitz and glam in her sequin outfit, Dermot will reveal her present involves the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre, where she is currently starring in their pantomime production of Jack and The Beanstalk until January 28.

Dermot explains: “The Birmingham Hippodrome, it’s a very special place for you and a lifelong dream that you’re performing there.”

After Alison agrees it is a “massively” special place for her, he reveals: “So, we’ve named a seat ‘Alison Hammond, TV queen and pantomime star’.

“That’s named after you in perpetuity, forever.”

Alison breaks down in tears at the news, saying: “I’m so sorry I’m crying, you don’t understand what that would have meant to my mum.”

Alison Hammond receives "best ever" Christmas present on This Morning for a very special reason

Dermot also reveals they have one more surprise for her as he adds: “With that in mind, we know you used to go there with your mother so we’ve got the next seat along, we’ve just named it after your mother.

“Now, we know also, we’ve talked about it many times that one of her favourite musicals was West Side Story so we’ve put ‘the most beautiful sound I ever heard, Maria’ on there.”

After Dermot embraces his emotional co-host, Alison thanks the team saying: “Thank you so much, that’s the best Christmas present I ever had.

"I love it, sorry I didn’t realise it was going to be a lovely present … I love it, thank you.”

When is This Morning Christmas special on ITV1?

This Morning’s Christmas Day special will air on Monday, December 25 from 10am on ITV1 and ITVX.