Holly Willoughby will return to This Morning with Phillip Schofield next week after she was forced to cut short her family holiday to
Holly Willoughby will return to This Morning with Phillip Schofield next week after she was forced to cut short her family holiday to quarantine
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will return to their This Morning presenting roles next week after their summer break.
The TV duo will be back on screens on September 1, taking back the reins back from Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford who stood in for them during their hiatus.
It comes after Holly, 39, had to cut her seven-week family holiday to Portugal short so she could quarantine for two weeks to be ready to return to the show in time.
We’re back! Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will return to their This Morning presenting roles next week after their summer break (pictured on March 10)
The show will be back with all of its regular segments and appearances from show favourites such as John Torode, Gino D’Acampo and wellness expert Liz Earle.
The autumn shows will also include a new four-part ‘Best of British’ series where Nigel Havers will tour around Britain.
Viewers will also be treated to a three-episode series called ‘Dr Scott’s Super Dogs’ which will see the show’s resident vet meet dogs who are helping to save lives across the country.
Taking over: The TV duo will be back on screens on September 1, taking back the reins back from Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford (pictured) who stood in for them during their hiatus
Last week it was revealed that Holly was forced to end her seven-week family holiday to go into quarantine so that she could return on time to host.
The TV presenter had planned to fly home from the Algarve at the end of August for her summer break.
But UK government Covid-19 restrictions at the time meant all passengers returning to Britain from Portugal must self-isolate for 14 days.
As a result, the TV star flew home a fortnight early and quarantined with her husband Dan Baldwin and their three children at their London home .
A source told MailOnline: ‘Holly accepts that she has to go into quarantine and will follow the rules but she isn’t happy losing two weeks from her holiday.
‘The summer break is her chance to re-charge after a hectic period and to spend time with her family. After all the stresses of the pandemic she had been looking forward to relaxing as long as possible.
‘Instead of seven weeks away she has had to make it five – but it’s what she’s had to do to keep the This Morning team safe and to ensure she returns to the show on time.’
A source close to Holly said of the arrangement: ‘Holly isn’t ”unhappy” to be returning, but happy to do what is necessary to keep everyone safe’.
Getaway: Last week it was revealed that Holly was forced to end her seven-week family holiday to go into quarantine so that she could return on time to host
Their return comes after Holly countered claims she is considering leaving the show after 11 years.
It was reported that the popular TV presenter was seeking other opportunities on prime time TV after setting up her own management company, Roxy Management, earlier this year.
However, a source close to the 39-year-old star told the MailOnline that Holly is happier than ever on the flagship mid-morning show and has ‘no plans to leave.’
‘Thank you’: Holly thanked This Morning viewers for sticking around during ‘this new way of broadcasting’ before bidding them farewell ahead of her summer break last month
The insider said: ‘Holly loves This Morning and working with Phil. She is the happiest that she’s ever been on the show and has no plans to leave.’
The comments come after The Sun claimed last week that she was considering leaving to focus on new opportunities.
They reported that she was planning on focusing more on her career now her children Harry, 11, Belle, nine, and Chester, five, are getting older.
A source speaking to the publication claimed: ‘Holly is unique in that women like her and want to be her friend and men are attracted to her as she’s so beautiful. She has universal appeal.
‘While she loves This Morning, her four-day-a-week live TV stint is a huge drain on her time and requires a lot of energy, plus she’s been doing it for 11 years now.’
MailOnline has contacted Holly, Phillip Schofield and This Morning representatives for comment.
It is understood Holly and Phil are currently earning close to £1 million a year for their roles – up about a quarter from their current £750,000 annual salaries.
Rumours: Their return comes after Holly countered claims she is considering leaving the show after 11 years