Holly Willoughby rushes off This Morning set in Dorothy outfit after choking


Holly Willoughby had to rush off This Morning’s Halloween special after she started choking.

The special edition of the ITV daytime show as themed on The Wizard of Oz – with the studio transformed into Munchkin land, the dark forest and the Emerald City.

Holly’s taxi was picked up by a tornado and she was sent crashing down into the studio on top of the Wicked Witch of the East – killing her in the process – before stepping out in her ruby red slippers.

But real-life disaster struck when Holly, or should that be Dorothy, ventured into the dark forest with Phillip Schofield’s scarecrow.

While Holly enjoyed a lovely drink of orange juice, cinnamon – she suddenly started spluttering and walked away from the kitchen.


Struggling to get her words out, Holly said: “I’ve just swallowed a bit. I’ve got cloves stuck…”

Phillip the scarecrow blamed TV chef Phil Vickery, who was dressed as a nightmarish tree, for trying to kill Dorothy.

He shouted: “You just chocked Dorothy. How do you feel? 80 years she made it. Looks what happened now.”

Eventually regaining her composure, Holly came back into the haunted kitchen.

She said: “Oh my god I’m so sorry. I just got one of those bits of cloves stuck right int he back of my throat. I couldn’t get it out. i just swallowed it.”

Holly joked that Phil’s outfit was not complying with kitchen health and safety standards as his branches kept getting in the way.

While Phil admitted he was struggling to drink his mulled win because of the straw from his costume.

Holly also tucked into a toffee apple, before giving some to Alison Hammond, who was dressed as the cowardly lion.

Alison admitted: “I don’t know if I have the courage.”

Holly looked stunning in her brown wig as she took on the glamorous role of Dorothy.

She said: “Oh my goodness. I’ve got a feeling we’re not on this Morning anymore.”

Dr Ranj played the Mayor of Munchkin Land, Kem Cetinay was the gatekeeper and Maura Higgins served alcoholic drinks.

Vanessa Feltz scared everyone as the Wicked Witch of the West, but she was matched by agony aunt Deirdre Roberts, as the good witch Glinda.

Eamonn Holmes’ big face appeared on the screens as the great and powerful Oz.

*This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10.30am


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