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Holly Willoughby says she’s ‘just about holding on’ as she RETURNS to This Morning

‘It’s lovely to be back!’ Holly Willoughby jokes she’s ‘just about holding on’ as she RETURNS to This Morning after two-day absence

Holly Willoughby made her return to This Morning on Wednesday following a two-day absence.

The presenter, 39, was replaced by Rochelle Humes, 31, on Monday and Tuesday after taking extra time to spend with her family. 

And the star joked that she was ‘just about holding on’ in reference to the latest lockdown, but insisted that it was ‘lovely to be back’ alongside co-host Phillip Schofield, 58. 

She back! Holly Willoughby made her return to This Morning on Wednesday following a two-day absence.

As the show began, Holly excitedly said to the camera: ‘Hello, good morning and welcome to your Wednesday morning, it’s lovely to be back!’

Enquiring after the viewers and making reference to the national coronavirus lockdown announcement, she added: ‘How are you, I’ve missed you! Are you all okay? I think we are just about holding on!’

The TV star, who looked radiant in a navy and white polka dot dress, she went on: ‘Still holding on! Happy New Year!’

Viewers watching at home were quick to share their reactions of her comeback to Twitter, with some fans glad she’s back, while others thought it was about time she was back.

Return: The star joked that she was 'just about holding on' in reference to the latest lockdown, but insisted that it was 'lovely to be back' alongside co-host Phillip Schofield, 58

Return: The star joked that she was ‘just about holding on’ in reference to the latest lockdown, but insisted that it was ‘lovely to be back’ alongside co-host Phillip Schofield, 58

‘Welcome back holly’ tweeted one excited watcher.

With an other concerned fan saying: ‘I really hope Holly is okay, something looks off about her and she was missing the past couple of days.’

‘Decided to finally do some work then have we Holly?’ said one unimpressed person.

With another adding: ‘Yaaaas all is right with #ThisMorning again holly is back with Phil.’

Filling in: The presenter, 39, was replaced by Rochelle Humes, 31, on Monday and Tuesday after taking extra time to spend with her family

Filling in: The presenter, 39, was replaced by Rochelle Humes, 31, on Monday and Tuesday after taking extra time to spend with her family

Ahead of the ITV show, Holly took to Instagram to share a snap of her outfit, while she also gave a reassuring message to her fans as she remarked: ‘let’s get through it.’ 

She penned: ‘Morning! HNY! … Hope your ok and if not …that’s ok too… let’s get through it day by day… we’ve been here before, we can do it again… missed you and looking forward to keeping you company again… see you on @thismorning at 10am.’

It comes after co-star Phil joked that she was on The Masked Singer after she missed her second day of the daytime show.

Greetings: As the show began, Holly excitedly said to the camera: 'Hello, good morning and welcome to your Wednesday morning, it's lovely to be back!'

Greetings: As the show began, Holly excitedly said to the camera: ‘Hello, good morning and welcome to your Wednesday morning, it’s lovely to be back!’

Holly left viewers irked on Monday when Phil announced she would be missing the show to spend an ‘extra few days with the family’ – with a source telling Mailonline it was always her intention to return on Wednesday. 

Making light of Holly’s absence, a jovial Phillip remarked: ‘Holly’s not here today, she’s just about to wrap up her singing commitments with The Masked Singer, the badger who would have thought?’ 

Rochelle said: ‘You’re naughty. Are we just going to …’

Phil joked: ‘I’m leaving it at that. Of course I am. I don’t want to give the game away. I don’t want to spoil the surprise.’ before adding that Holly was ‘back tomorrow.’

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