Holly and Phillip revealed that Spin to Win can trigger tears (Picture: S Meddle/ITV)
The presenters said the coronavirus pandemic has left them more emotional than usual and so they have to be ‘careful’ not to give into the urge to cry, particularly when lucky viewers win big on the daily Spin to Win competition.
Phillip revealed to The Sunday Mirror: ‘When a Spin to Win winner says, “Oh my God, you’ve been amazing”, “I’ve entered since the start”, that kind of thing – you’ve got to be quite careful because I think we’re all on the edge, you could cry at the drop of a hat.
‘It’s so hard sometimes and you think, “You have to centre yourself”.
‘We are all on the brink of tears all the time, so it doesn’t take much to push.’
The presenters are delighted they were a source of support to viewers throughout lockdown as they felt the same about their audience, with Holly saying the knowing that what they were doing was being well received ‘made all the difference’.
Although Phillip and Holly have good fun at work, they admitted that emotions were heightened (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex)
The 40-year-old presenter continued: ‘We’ve been told by viewers we were like the nation’s comfort blanket, which is just amazing.’
Phillip, 59, added: ‘The viewers were our comfort blanket too.
‘I mean we’re lucky because of the job that we do with that extended family, so you have support from viewers.’
Away from the show, the two friends agreed the pandemic has made them more grateful for the small things in life, with Phillip listing friendship and work too, and vowing to try not to ‘ever take them for granted again’.
Phillip described the nation as a ‘comfort blanket’ to him and Holly as much as the show was to the country (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV)
He confessed: ‘I’m not even fussed about vast international holidays and things like that, I just want to sit in my garden with some mates.’
Holly spoke of the ‘small liberties’ that no-one thought ‘anybody would take away from you ever’, revealing that she felt she had ‘learnt so much’ that she hopes will stay with her.
The Dancing On Ice presenter has also recently shared her post-This Morning ritual she stuck to in order to protect her family when she was out at work during the first wave of the pandemic, stating that she had ‘a responsibility for my own children’ to be careful, alongside the safe protocols in place at the breakfast show.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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