Holly Willoughby breaks down during her last This Morning show before summer break

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  • This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby teared up on the latest episode, but don’t worry, they were happy tears!

    Catcote Academy in Hartlepool were fundraising to give their students, who have additional needs, opportunities to express themselves creatively through performing arts. The school had set up a fundraiser to reach their £5,000 goal, and the This Morning team helped them to get there.

    Speaking live to the school, Phillip Schofield said: ‘We’ve got a bit of a surprise for everyone because, as a gift before we head off for the summer, we’d like to make up the difference with This Morning the show and top up your funds to the £5,000 you need.’

    ‘In fact, if you have a look at your Just Giving Page, we’ve already done it! You’ve got your target!’

    This sweet moment was captured on air, with Holly adding some more amazing news for the school: ‘Just a little bit extra as well. Phil and I, watching that, were so moved by the incredible work that you do, we’d also like to give, between us, the five thousand for the next year.

    ‘That’s two years of funding because you’re just amazing so keep up the incredible work!’ Holly added, tearing up when she saw just how delighted the students were at the big news.

    Whilst the students celebrated, Phillip said: ‘We think you’re amazing, we think you’re incredible. Lots of love, you are sorted for two years!’

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    The lovely gesture from Holly, Phillip, and the This Morning team didn’t go unnoticed, with many viewers taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.

    One user said: ‘Shivers down my spine. So generous of the show and Holly & Phil to club together to ensure this wonderful academy can continue to support its fantastic students 🙌🏼🙌🏼’

    Another added: ‘Brilliant donation had me in tears x’

    This is such a lovely gesture and we hope that the students have a lot of fun working on performance projects over the next two years!