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24th Apr 2023

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield break silence as they reunite on This Morning

Clodagh McKeon

Some want Phillip to leave.

After weeks of being apart, presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield reunited on This Morning today.

Phillip took time off following his brother’s sexual assault court case and continued it into the Easter break.

He returned last week to host This Morning with Rochelle Humes.

Addressing his absence he said: “I’d just like to say, it is really lovely to be back.

“I have missed the show and everyone here and also to you. I wanted to say thank you for your kind messages and support which were really appreciated.

“Thank you very much indeed. On with the show, shall we?”

Holly also took a few weeks off during the Easter break but fell ill and was forced to take another week off.

She contracted shingles and said she was very sick last week.

Taking to her Instagram story Holly wrote: “Hi.. Just to let you know, I may be away for the rest of the week as I have shingles. I’ll be back as soon as I’m better.

“Huge Love, Holly.”

A few days after the initial post, Holly updated followers on her health when she posted a sweet snap of her and her dog Bailey.

She said: “And I’m out of the house!”

“The birds are putting on quite the show today. Spring sounds beautiful.”

Today, the duo reunited for hosting duties once again after weeks of Alison Hammond, Rochelle Humes, and Joel Dommett taking turns in their place.

Speaking on the show this morning, Holly said it was “nice to be back” on the show and seemed delighted to be back beside her presenting partner Phillip.

She continued: “It’s been a wobbly week and a half. If you’ve had shingles, you’ll know it’s not the nicest thing. All mended and back and it’s lovely to see you.”

Drama has been brewing since Phillip took time off after the court case.

There is speculation that his career as host of This Morning is in jeopardy because people of a Mail on Sunday article stated there’s a battle going on behind the scenes.

Some people think that Phillip should step down after more than two decades of hosting the show.

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Holly Willoughby takes time off from This Morning due to the shingles.