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Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield share excitement over This Morning return ahead of NTAs

Phillip and Holly are coming back after their summer break (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV)

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have shared their excitement over returning to This Morning after their summer break as they prepare to discover if they’ve won yet again at this year’s National Television Awards.

Over the summer holidays, Holly and Phillip have enjoyed a break away from the ITV programme, with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford taking their place.

Now that September has arrived, the pair will resume their hosting duties, with Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary presenting in their regular Friday slot.

Phillip, 59, said that while it was ‘nice to have a bit of time off over the summer to catch up with friends and family’, he is looking forward to getting back to work.

‘I love getting out in the garden and pouring a gin and tonic… but I love working so I never get holiday blues,’ he said.

‘I always look forward to getting back to a new series, I’m always happy to get back to work.’

Holly, 40, added that she was looking forward to reuniting with her ‘second family’ on the show, describing their annual September return as an ‘exciting time’.

‘Time with my family over the summer is the best, but I always look forward to seeing my second family back at This Morning,’ she said.

‘The return in September is always quite an exciting time to learn about what we’ve got coming up over the next year and it amazes me how the team always come up with new and fresh ideas every time.’

On Thursday September 9, many of the UK’s biggest TV stars will be attending the NTAs, at which This Morning is nominated for best daytime show and Holly has received a nod for best TV presenter.

Phillip recollected one of their favourite memories from the awards show, while also referencing the unforgettable time in 2016 when he and Holly arrived to present This Morning in their outfits from the night before, having not yet returned home.

‘Aside the obvious one [in 2016] – I think the year that Holly and I said that we were going to get tattoos, but we were told that we were too drunk to give proper consent and couldn’t get one… and James Nesbitt said “if you can find ink and a needle, I’ll do it for you!”…’ he recalled.

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.


Credit: Original article published here.

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