Holly Willoughby presents This Morning alone as she reveals Phillip Schofield is 'not well'

Holly Willoughby presented the latest episode of This Morning alone.

Willoughby announced that she was presenting the show solo in an ad break during Jeremy Kyle and promised that Phillip Schofield's absence would be explained when the show began at 10.30am.

As the credits rolled, the cameras focused on Willoughby who was sitting alone at the table.

Opening the show, Willoughby revealed that Schofield was not on the show because he was unwell.

"Welcome to Thursday's This Morning. You may have noticed that I'm all by myself," she began.

"Phillip is not well today so we're wishing him lots of love and hope that's he's better soon" she explained before revealing how she couldn't bear to sit in his seat.

"It's so weird, I came and sat here and I sat in his chair and it didn't seem right to sit in his chair. This is very strange," she added.

Willoughby's solo presenting gig comes as a surprise as a member of the This Morning family are usually called in as a last minute stand-in.

Schofield has yet to share more details about his absence on his social media.

Viewers were quick to comment on the show's unusual hosting set up with one user sharing: "Holly looks odd without Phillip lol. #ThisMorning."

"Holly doesn't seem right by herself!! #thismorning," came the response from another viewer.

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Holly Willoughby kicked off Monday morning in style, wearing a camel-toned look that we are majorly conveting. The 38-year-old - who celebrated her birthday on Sunday - stunned viewers in a coffee-coloured top from Pure London, which she tucked into the waistband of a toffee-toned skirt which was by high street store Reiss and priced at £265.  As always, Holly opted for her favourite shoes of choice - high heel shoes by Gianvito Rossi, and a slick of red lipstick was added for a splash of colour. So chic HW, we salute you! The ITV favourite's look was put together by Angie Smith, who seems to have a sixth sense for knowing what Holly would love to wear. For those of you who don't know, Angie is Holly's number one stylist and only works with the London-based stylist for her on-screen wardrobe.Holly looked fabulous in camel tonesThe mother-of-three told HELLO! That when it come sto fashion, comfort is key. "I've got to be comfortable, gone are the days where I put something on and I'm forever tucking it in or pulling it down - I can't bear that. That drives me bananas! There's not enough time in the day to be tucking yourself in two thousand times." We hear you, girl! £265, ReissThe Celebrity Juice star also has the best tips for size anxiety too.MORE: Holly Willoughby just wore the puffer jacket you always wanted"When you're trying on clothes - and this is something I've learnt - we really hold on tight to what size we are ... I really think you should try clothes on because sometimes you'll find that even though you're, say, a twelve in a jumper, you'll put it on and it'll be cut big and boxy and you might think 'actually I love this but I might wear it in a ten or an eight and I'll tuck it in'. So ignore sizes and just try stuff on because you should wear it how you want to wear it, and not let the size dictate." READ: Holly Willoughby's leopard print dress is a classic every woman would LOVE
Holly Willoughby replaced by Rochelle Humes as she is forced to miss This Morning
Sunday evening only means one thing these days… Holly Willoughby style-spotting! The Dancing On Ice host, who was celebrating her birthday on the night, looked gorgeous once again for the weekly show, choosing a a celestial Jenny Packham number to present from the rink-side – styled as ever by her wardrobe guru Angie Smith. Holly accessorised the look with simple jewellery and gorgeous, glowing makeup – and rocked her brand-new haircut in a tousled style, clipped back with some gorgeous hair slides by Tilly Thomas Lux. Obsessed.Holly's sparkling gown. Image: RexThe latest look comes after Holly's stunning Fairytale week outfit, which was surely a tough act to follow. Her blush pink gown was from The Wedding Club, and featured plenty of flowing tulle with floral details, pretty cap sleeves and a flattering sweetheart neckline. We bet the presenter is loving changing it up every week!Holly Willoughby just wore the puffer jacket you always wantedLoading the player...As ever, Holly thanked her loyal glam squad on Instagram, which is headed up by Angie – as well as hairdresser Ciler Peksah and makeup artist Patsy O'Neil. She has previously told HELLO! how much she relies on them. "I've got a really wonderful glam team who I've worked with for a long time now. I listen to literally everything they say," she said. "Angie has helped me step out of my comfort zone a million times and given me the confident to be a bit braver with stuff."Holly Willoughby's This Morning outfit has two very clever links to Kate MiddletonHolly’s Dancing on Ice looks are very different to her working-day uniform on This Morning, where she’s often in high-waisted trousers, midi skirts and pretty tea dresses. For DOI it's all about the glamorous floor length dresses, and we've even seen her go for something a little sexier. Remember that Jenny Packham number?Holly's recent Fairytale dressThe star has also revealed previously that most of her style icons are those she has met while working on the ITV daytime show. "Often when someone comes into the studio, I think 'Oh my god, I want to be like that person', like Joanna Lumley for example or a power house woman like Cate Blanchett," Holly once told HELLO!.

Rochelle Humes stepped in to fill Willoughby’s spot on the ITV show.

Sunday evening only means one thing these days… Holly Willoughby style-spotting! The Dancing On Ice host, who was celebrating her birthday on the night, looked gorgeous once again for the weekly show, choosing a a celestial Jenny Packham number to present from the rink-side – styled as ever by her wardrobe guru Angie Smith. Holly accessorised the look with simple jewellery and gorgeous, glowing makeup – and rocked her brand-new haircut in a tousled style, clipped back with some gorgeous hair slides by Tilly Thomas Lux. Obsessed.Holly's sparkling gown. Image: RexThe latest look comes after Holly's stunning Fairytale week outfit, which was surely a tough act to follow. Her blush pink gown was from The Wedding Club, and featured plenty of flowing tulle with floral details, pretty cap sleeves and a flattering sweetheart neckline. We bet the presenter is loving changing it up every week!Holly Willoughby just wore the puffer jacket you always wantedLoading the player...As ever, Holly thanked her loyal glam squad on Instagram, which is headed up by Angie – as well as hairdresser Ciler Peksah and makeup artist Patsy O'Neil. She has previously told HELLO! how much she relies on them. "I've got a really wonderful glam team who I've worked with for a long time now. I listen to literally everything they say," she said. "Angie has helped me step out of my comfort zone a million times and given me the confident to be a bit braver with stuff."Holly Willoughby's This Morning outfit has two very clever links to Kate MiddletonHolly’s Dancing on Ice looks are very different to her working-day uniform on This Morning, where she’s often in high-waisted trousers, midi skirts and pretty tea dresses. For DOI it's all about the glamorous floor length dresses, and we've even seen her go for something a little sexier. Remember that Jenny Packham number?Holly's recent Fairytale dressThe star has also revealed previously that most of her style icons are those she has met while working on the ITV daytime show. "Often when someone comes into the studio, I think 'Oh my god, I want to be like that person', like Joanna Lumley for example or a power house woman like Cate Blanchett," Holly once told HELLO!.
Sunday evening only means one thing these days… Holly Willoughby style-spotting! The Dancing On Ice host, who was celebrating her birthday on the night, looked gorgeous once again for the weekly show, choosing a a celestial Jenny Packham number to present from the rink-side – styled as ever by her wardrobe guru Angie Smith. Holly accessorised the look with simple jewellery and gorgeous, glowing makeup – and rocked her brand-new haircut in a tousled style, clipped back with some gorgeous hair slides by Tilly Thomas Lux. Obsessed.Holly's sparkling gown. Image: RexThe latest look comes after Holly's stunning Fairytale week outfit, which was surely a tough act to follow. Her blush pink gown was from The Wedding Club, and featured plenty of flowing tulle with floral details, pretty cap sleeves and a flattering sweetheart neckline. We bet the presenter is loving changing it up every week!Holly Willoughby just wore the puffer jacket you always wantedLoading the player...As ever, Holly thanked her loyal glam squad on Instagram, which is headed up by Angie – as well as hairdresser Ciler Peksah and makeup artist Patsy O'Neil. She has previously told HELLO! how much she relies on them. "I've got a really wonderful glam team who I've worked with for a long time now. I listen to literally everything they say," she said. "Angie has helped me step out of my comfort zone a million times and given me the confident to be a bit braver with stuff."Holly Willoughby's This Morning outfit has two very clever links to Kate MiddletonHolly’s Dancing on Ice looks are very different to her working-day uniform on This Morning, where she’s often in high-waisted trousers, midi skirts and pretty tea dresses. For DOI it's all about the glamorous floor length dresses, and we've even seen her go for something a little sexier. Remember that Jenny Packham number?Holly's recent Fairytale dressThe star has also revealed previously that most of her style icons are those she has met while working on the ITV daytime show. "Often when someone comes into the studio, I think 'Oh my god, I want to be like that person', like Joanna Lumley for example or a power house woman like Cate Blanchett," Holly once told HELLO!.

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford called the star, 38, as she enjoyed a day off at a luxury hotel.

She always looks good, so…
Holly Willoughby is the girl we all want to spend a night out with, especially now that she's shown a wilder side after attending a trendy gig in Brixton. The 37-year-old - who celebrates her 38th birthday on Sunday - joined friends on Thursday night to see rapper Mike Skinner perform. Holly uploaded a photo to Instagram, which showed her drinking out of a red cup backstage, captioned: "Just about sums it up... @mikeskinnerltd @o2academybrix [love heart emoji]." Later on, Holly's friend Kirstie Le Marque uploaded videos of the night, including a couple that showed Holly getting into the spirit by excitedly jumping around to the music in the crowd.READ: See Phillip Schofield's birthday gift to Holly Willoughby that made her cry!Fans were surprised by Holly's big night out, as we're used to seeing the mum-of-three enjoying tamer nights out, sipping bubbly beverages at top restaurants and bars. One follower wrote: "Sometimes I think we don’t get to see the real you @hollywilloughby." Another teased: "Bet that’s not coffee in that cup." And a third joked: "Bet Holly kept hold of her phone.....[crying with laughter faces]."READ: Pregnant Alex Jones opens up about loneliness after giving birth to first son TeddyWATCH: Holly Willoughby at the Brits 2018Loading the player...A few hours before Holly headed out, her This Morning co-presenter Phillip Schofield gave her an early birthday present. While presenting the breakfast show, Phillip had a basket of puppies wheeled onto the set for his friend's birthday, much to her surprise. Holly began to cry when she saw the fluffy pooches, and immediately lifted one out to give him a cuddle. What a lovely birthday treat!Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.

The gift was an early birthday offering.

Holly Willoughby is a doting mum to three children, and on Monday she gave fans a preview into her home life away from the telly. Taking to Instagram, the This Morning host shared a picture of her three-year-old son Chester's toy car collection, which he had arranged neatly in a giant circle, with a bunny rabbit centred in the middle of it. Holly captioned the post: "Vehicles and Animal(s) by Chester...," but it soon sparked debate among her followers, with the image resonating with parents with autistic children, while others debated that it was simply a photo of Chester's toys. Holly Willoughby is a doting mum to three children MORE: Kate Middleton teaches Prince George and Princess Charlotte surprising craft One parent wrote: "As soon as I saw this it took me back to when my autistic son was younger," while another said: "My son used to do this all the time, and he's not autistic, so please don't read into it." A third added: "I absolutely love seeing this. My little man does the same thing all the time, lines of cars and dinosaurs – always sorting them." Holly's photo caused debate among her followers Last year, another of Holly's social media posts saw a divide of opinions when she shared a lovely photo of herself with all three of her children out in Australia during her stint on I'm A Celebrity. While many complimented the TV presenter on her gorgeous family, others were quick to question why Holly's children weren't at school. The post sparked a debate among fans, with one asking whether celebrities including Holly are fined for pulling their children out of school during term time. READ: See Prince Philip's letter to fans following his car accident Holly is fiercely protective of her family and only shares pictures of her children occasionally, and always with their faces out of view to protect their privacy. Although Holly has an impressive TV career, she has previously said to HELLO! that being a mum was by far her most important job. "All I ever wanted to do was to be a mum," she said. "It wasn’t like when I was at school I thought, 'Oh, I’m going to be this big career girl'. Being a mummy is definitely my most favourite job of all, without a shadow of a doubt." Loading the player... Holly's rise to stardom Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield during the press launch for the upcoming series of Dancing On Ice at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink in London. Picture date: Tuesday December 18, 2018. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire
LONDON, -, UNITED KINGDOM - 2018/12/18: Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield at the Dancing On Ice Launch Showcase at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink, Kensington,. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The presenter wore pink for Fairytale Week.

Holly Willoughby's This Morning wardrobe has been on fire lately, and on Thursday's show, the 37-year-old wore the most dazzling burgundy dress. The £169 frock is from high street store Whistles and is cut in a lovely fit and flare silhouette. The flattering midi length has flared, short sleeves and a detachable tie belt which showed off Holly's enviable figure. The best news is it is currently available online now in all sizes. Holly added a pair of high heel shoes by L.K.Bennett and even switched up her standard 'Outfit of the Day' post, by turning to the side and smiling happily at the camera. Berry nice, Holly! Berry tones are big news this season and have even had the royal seal of approval. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a fabulous berry-toned Paule Ka skirt suit at the University College London in November and the same day, Prince Harry's wife the Duchess of Sussex wore a lovely burgundy coat by Club Monaco at the Hubb Community Kitchen. Twinning is winning, right? £169, Whistles Celebrity Juice star Holly is a big fan of Kate. When asked who she'd choose to be stranded on a desert island for a week, the mum-of-three revealed she'd take two royal family members including Prince William's wife. "I'm gonna go for Kate Middleton, because I'm slightly obsessed with her anyway. So I reckon if I get her on a desert Island I can kind of ask her all the stuff I need to know," she told The Sun. MORE: Holly Willoughby looks incredible in Warehouse dress on This Morning and you can buy it now And last year, the TV star even predicted Meghan's wedding dress to HELLO! ahead of the royal wedding and was pretty spot on! "I think she is going to go for something super clean, sleek and simple. She's such a beauty, with amazing hair, skin and eyes, so I think it will be very classic." READ: Holly Willoughby's stylist gives a rare glimpse inside her home
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A third user of the social networking site shared: "This is weird seeing just Holly doing #ThisMorning by herself."

Others questioned why Rylan Clark-Neal and Alison Hammond weren't on hand to help.

"That is rubbish that they couldn't find a co-host to help Holly out. Where's Alison Hammond or Rylan when you need them! #ThisMorning," read an additional tweet.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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