Where is Holly Willoughby? The reason behind Holly’s This Morning absence revealed

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  • Holly Willoughby is absent from This Morning and it has not gone unnoticed by fans, who have been asking: ‘Where is Holly Willoughby and why is she not on This Morning?’

    The TV star has hosted This Morning with Philip Schofield on Monday to Thursday for the past 12 years, usually only taking breaks during the school holidays when the duo are replaced by hosts like Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.

    She and Phil had been presenting together last week, but on Monday she was absent, (Monday 17th January), with Rochelle Humes stepping in once more to the main hosting role at the last minute alongside Phillip.

    This is the fifth time she’s been mysteriously absent from presenting This Morning in recent months, leaving viewers in the lurch at the last minute.

    Where is Holly Willoughby and why is she not on This Morning today?

    Holly Willoughby is missing from This Morning today as she is away filming her new reality TV show Superstar Survival.

    Announcing the news on Monday’s episode of This Morning, Phillip said, “Rochelle is keeping Holly’s seat warm while she is off filming her new show with The Iceman.”

    Set to air on BBC, the This Morning presenter is joining Lee Mack and extreme athlete Wim ‘The Iceman’ Hoff to host the new show.

    The series will follow a group of celebrities as they embark on an ‘epic adventure of self-improvement, and face a unique test of mental strength like no other’.

    Fans have been asking where she is. One tweeted, ‘Where is holly willoughby again !’

    Rochelle Humes, who is covering for Holly as she takes a break over the next two weeks, uploaded a snap of her outfit and captioned it, ‘Back at @thismorning,’ she began her post. ‘In for my girl @hollywilloughby for the next few weeks…’

    ‘Hope to see you at 10.’ she added.

    @wobblywills commented: “Yes Roch! Looking forward to watching you, looking gorgeous.”

    Holly’s sudden disappearance will come as a surprise to viewers after she appeared on Dancing On Ice on Sunday night.

    Holly’s absence comes after reports, Eamonn Holmes is quitting This Morning after 15 years to host on GB News and after she had an extended Christmas break that saw both her and Phil have four weeks off work.

    And in November Holly was forced to pull out of presenting duties when she came down with a stomach bug.

    How long is Holly off This Morning for?

    Holly is expected to be off This Morning for “a few weeks” as Philip Schofield confirmed when he told viewers why Holly was absent.

    When is Holly Willoughby back on This Morning?

    It’s thought that Holly Willoughby will return to host This Morning with Phillip Schofield when filming has wrapped in a few weeks’ time.

    But Holly’s return isn’t expected to be for long as both she and Phil has a week’s holiday in February to coincide with the school half-term holidays.

    Until then you can watch Holly and Phil laugh their heads off with the most naughty innuendos of all time on This Morning, in the clips below…

    This Morning is on ITV weekdays from 10-12.30pm, and available to watch on the ITV hub.