Holly Willoughby breaks her silence with a gushing food post after taking a break from This Morning following Phillip Schofield’s shock exit
Holly Willoughby has returned to social media for the first time since Phillip Schofield quit This Morning.
The presenter has taken a break from the ITV show in the wake of the exit after it was claimed the pair had fallen out, and is due to return on June 5.
Appearing in her first post since Phillip announced his departure on Saturday, Holly posed for a beaming image shared on the Instagram account for her lifestyle brand Wylde Moon.
In it the star proudly showed off her attempt at making Kedegree, a dish demonstrated by Clodagh McKenna on This Morning.
The post was captioned: ‘Fancy joining Holly and trying @Clodagh_McKenna’s Kedegree?
She’s back: Holly Willoughby has returned to social media for the first time since Phillip Schofield quit This Morning, appearing in a post for her lifestyle brand Wylde Moon
‘Holly says ”It’s simple to make and a complete crowd pleaser whether you’re having it for brunch, lunch or dinner! It may have been the first time I’ve made a Kedgeree but it definitely won’t be the last!” Tap the link in our bio for the full recipE.’
When Holly returns, she will host This Morning alongside other members of the ITV family while Phil will move on to other primetime projects.
It comes after it was announced Holly would not be returning to This Morning this week after Phillip left the show.
The duo’s reign as the star couple of the ITV programme came to an end on Saturday as Phil quit with immediate effect.
The TV presenter bowed out of the programme following reports of a feud with his co-host Holly, with Thursday 18 May being his last ever show.
It was announced Holly would take a break – although her time off has been planned in advance.
The duo were both originally meant to have the week off due to half-term, so Holly could spend time with her children.
The scheduled break was a normal one for the former best friends – and didn’t have anything to do with their recent ‘feud’.
Gone: The presenter has taken a break from the show after Phillip announced on Saturday he was quitting, amid claims of a fall-out between the pair
Phillip Schofield missed some crucial words on his final sign-off from This Morning – suggesting the veteran presenter already knew it would be his last goodbye after his sensational exit from the show earlier today.
While Holly gave viewers the usual cheery ‘See you Monday!’, Phil on the other hand looked resilient as he simply said: ‘Bye!’
He acknowledged that This Morning has ‘become the story’ following 10 days of intense media scrutiny amid reports of a fall-out between the show’s two presenters.
In a statement released on Saturday, Phillip said: ‘I have always been proud to cover fascinating stories on This Morning. But recently, This Morning itself has become the story.
‘Throughout my career in TV – including the very difficult last few days – I have always done my best to be honourable and kind.
‘I understand that ITV has decided the current situation can’t go on, and I want to do what I can to protect the show that I love.
‘So I have agreed to step down from This Morning with immediate effect, in the hope that the show can move forward to a bright future.
‘I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me – especially This Morning’s amazing viewers – and I’ll see you all for the Soap Awards next month.’
All change: The TV presenter bowed out of the programme following reports of a feud with his co-host Holly, with Thursday 18 May being his last ever show
Following his announcement, Holly said: ‘It’s been over 13 great years presenting This Morning with Phil and I want to take this opportunity to thank him for all of his knowledge, his experience and his humour. The sofa won’t feel the same without him.’
It comes as This Morning presenter Craig Doyle was praised by fans after he stood in for Dermot O’Leary on Wednesday’s episode of the show.
The star, 52, took over from Dermot while he celebrated his 50th birthday, helming the show with Alison Hammond. He will also co-host Thursday’s episode.
Regular Friday hosts Alison and Dermot were drafted in after Phillip’s shock exit from the programme, having revealed over the weekend he was quitting after 21 years on the iconic sofa.