At the top of Monday morning’s programme the presenters moved to the This Morning sofa to talk about their upcoming phone-in about hugs.
As the casually took their places in the studio, Phil noticed he was not sitting two meters apart from Holly as recommended by government guidelines.
The TV star noticed the slip-up and pointed it out, immediately scooting further away.
‘There is expected be an announcement that hugging will be allowed from next Monday,’ Phillip began before spotting he was sat in the wrong spot after Holly motioned for him to move away.
‘We’re also closer than we ought to be hold on a second,’ Phil said while shuffling up.
‘Back off down that end,’ Holly quipped, ‘I’m where I should be!’
Holly reminded her co-host that he had accidentally sat too close (Picture: ITV)
Phil swiftly moved away (Picture: ITV)
Holly reminded Phil to keep the two metre distance (Picture: ITV)
‘Yeah I’m not. Sick of all of this!’ her co-star replied – no doubt echoing the feelings of many viewers.
Reminding him that they might be getting closer to not having to worry about distance any more, Holly laughed: ‘Nearly! Nearly, nearly…’
It came ahead of their live phone-in which asked viewers who they would want to hug first should Prime Minister Boris Johnson reveal that we are allowed to have close contact with others.
During the segment Phillip wondered if he would be allowed to hug people who win big on his game show The Cube or whether he would have to keep his distance like before.
Holly joked that The Cube might get a mention in the press conference, set to take place later today, that will outline further easing of restrictions on May 17.
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.