Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were up to their old tricks on This Morning this week, which left the former feeling apologetic. The presenter struggled to say Viscountess Emma Weymouth’s title as she filmed a promo clip for the ITV show. The 38-year-old was filming alongside her co-host when the mishap happened, leaving the pair in hysterics. However, the father-of-two, 57, wasted no time in sharing the video with his 2.6 million Instagram followers.
Holly Willoughby actually hugged me wanting to make everyone go away
“Don’t let us ‘live’ on the telly,” Phillip jokingly captioned his upload, which was quickly watched more than 211,000 times.
Speaking directly to the camera from the famous sofa, he started: “After yesterday’s show where I spoke s**t, and you’ve just watched our promo, which is the first thing we’ve done today.
“Holly did exactly the same thing!” he said, before asking the assembled crew: “Can we play it again? Here we go.”
A small screen showing a video of the pair could then be seen in the studio before Holly lost it mid-sentence.
She attempted to tell viewers: “… and Strictly’s Aljaz [Skorjanec] and his partner Vi..cant…” she stuttered.
Breaking into laughter, she tried to carry on: “… Salsa their way into the studio. We shall see you all at 10.30am.
Holly, who has fronted the magazine offering for a decade, then stated through giggles: “Sorry, sorry, sorry, I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.”
Phillip continued: “She actually hugged me wanting to make everyone go away.”
“I was like, ‘If I hug you, will they stop watching?’” she reiterated, while her make-up was touched up next to her.
He couldn’t resist adding: “A vi-what? A i-what? What did she say?”
Meanwhile, it comes just days after it was reported Holly and Phillip will each pocket £150,000 pay rises from January, for working an extra half an hour a day.
ITV schedules are being revamped following the axing of The Jeremy Kyle Show.
Executives have agreed on a plan to extend other daytime shows rather than directly replace him.
Insiders say £300,000 has been allocated to pay the duo for working the extra 30 minutes.
It is said the pair currently earn £600,000 each for their roles, after Holly’s pay was brought in line with her co-host’s in 2017.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV.
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