Where is Phillip Schofield and why isn't he on This Morning?

Phillip Schofield, where is Phillip Schofield and why isn't he on This Morning?
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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are one of ITV's most loved presenting duos but while Phil has been holding the fort presenting without Holly for the last couple of weeks, the star is unexpectedly missing from the show. But where is Phillip Schofield and why isn't he on This Morning?

Phillip had been presenting This Morning alongside Rochelle Humes while Holly Willoughby has some time off from the show to film another TV project but while fans were expecting Phillip to host the show, he has been notably missing from screen.

Fans often ask 'why aren't Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning today?' when the pair are away on their TV breaks. But now viewers are wondering why Phillip is missing after he was forced to pull out of Dancing on Ice on Sunday as Stephen Mulhern hosted as his replacement.

Where is Phillip Schofield?

Phillip Schofield is still at home self-isolating after he still tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week. The This Morning host is following the government's self-isolation rules set up to stop the spread of the deadly virus and has been missing from This Morning and Dancing On Ice since 1st of February.

Yesterday Holly and Alison did a live link to Phil at home, where they announced he would be sent his very own bag of 'shizzle' that winners on Spin to Win often get and he uploaded a snap of him having received the bundle of goodies which included a jigsaw, mug, sweets and apron, with the caption, "Thanks for my bag of shizzle".

And it looks like the This Morning crew are spoiling him as he also shared a snap of Clodagh McKenna's Thai Green Curry that she cooked on the show after it arrived in a taxi to his home.

Holly revealed on today's show, which she is presenting alongside Alison Hammond, that Phil has since tested negative twice and will be able to return to work later this week.

Phillip has updated his followers with photo of a negative covid test, following seven days of self-isolation, which he captioned "Oh hello, what do we have here?" and another taken today which is also negative, "It's official, two days negative, I'm FREEEEE!" he exclaimed.

Phillip first posted the results of his lateral flow test on Instagram, writing, "Well b******s." and added, "Currently just a slightly sore throat."

He was ruled out of hosting This Morning for at least five days and he will need two negative lateral flow tests before he can return to the studio.

Holly has been stepping in for Phillip despite, being given two weeks off the show so she can present Wim Hof’s Superstar Survival alongside comedian Lee Mack.

Phil normally hosts Monday to Thursday, including the famous Spin to Win competition, with Holly and Dermot O'Leary and Alison host the Friday shows.

But Vernon Kay has also previously covered for Phil on This Morning.

Why isn't Phillip Schofield on This Morning?

Phillip Schofield isn't on This Morning because under the government guidelines he had to self-isolate at home after testing positive for Covid-19.

It's understood that Phillip went out for dinner and attended a packed theatre to watch Les Miserables on Saturday to celebrate his daughter Ruby's 26th birthday with his wife Stephanie Lowe and daughters Molly and Ruby.

The family beamed as they strolled from a meal at Circo Populaire on to Soho House and then the theatre.

Phillip has previously shared his impressive at-home gin bar collection after enjoying the tipple at home over the last 12 months while England was in lockdown.

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But as government restrictions were eased around wearing face masks, Phillip, like many other people across the country has been able to enjoy 'normal' life again with dinner out and trips to the theatre.

Does Phillip Schofield have a new partner?

It is not known if Phillip Schofield currently has a new partner. He previously slammed romance speculation in an online rant after sharing a snap of rumoured boyfriend.

After snapping a selfie of him and his walking buddy back in May 2020, Phillip took to Instagram to post it for the eyes of his three million followers.

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First socially distanced walk with a mate! Thank you @sischofe .. last person I had a drink with before the wheels fell off, first I’ve seen as we try to reattach them,’ Phil captioned the smiley snapshot.

But the iconic telly presenter had to issue a scathing rant after fans began wondering if the man in his photo was a love interest.

Phillip Schofield split from his wife Stephanie Lowe back in 2020 following their 27-year marriage, after he came out as gay. The TV presenter previously revealed he turned to medication to cope with hiding the secret of his sexuality.

This Morning is on ITV weekdays from 10am to 12.30pm.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life with more than 16 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.