THIS Morning viewers have been left puzzled after Holly Willoughby failed to return to the show today.
Phillip Schofield, who previously said his regular co-host would be off for two weeks, was again hosting alongside Rochelle Humes for a third week running.
Some viewers were baffled, 一条推特: “How long is this (supposed) two weeks without Holly going to be???”
另一个写道: “So the 2 week break for Holly has turned into 2 weeks and a day?”
Others asked: “Where’s Holly?”with one fuming at the line-up on Twitter, 写作: “FFS thought Holly was back today.”
The extended break combined with the post-Christmas holidays mean the star has only hosted four episodes of This Morning all year.
Opening the show a fortnight ago, Phillip, 59, explained that Holly would be away for two weeks.
He told viewers: “Very busy show for you today. Rochelle is here, as you can see, keeping Holly’s seat warm.
“She’s off with the iceman. She’s making a show away at the moment. She’s off for two weeks.”
然而, at the start of today’s show neither Phillip nor Rochelle made any reference to Holly’s continued absence.
It is thought the star – who has been hosting 在冰上跳舞 – will return to the ITV daytime programme midway through this week.
The Sun revealed earlier this month that Holly is taking a break from the show to work on Wim ‘Iceman’ Hof’s Superstar Survival with Lee Mack in Southern Europe.
A source explained: “Holly loved I’m a Celeb so much it gave her the confidence to strike out on her own and do more mainstream solo TV projects.
“Holly did an excellent job filling in for Ant and was one of the highlights of the show that year.
“She has high career ambitions and is starting the year as she means to go on.
“然而, she absolutely loves 今天早上 and her on-screen partnership with Phillip, so isn’t going anywhere long-term.
“She’s just grateful ITV bosses are giving her the freedom to do her own projects.”
冬青, who is said to earn £350,000 a year presenting This Morning, recently signed a bumper deal to keep hosting the show with Phillip.
She and Wim Hof, whose show he will be fronting, hit it off when he appeared on the show together in 2020.