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Monday 16th December 2019

Holly Willoughby goes missing on This Morning forcing Phillip Schofield to open the show alone

She's off to see the wizard...

Daytime TV's golden couple - This Morning's Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield - faced a glitch today (7.10.19) when one half of the pair didn't show up to kick the show off.

With Holly, 38, seemingly missing in action, it was left to Phil, 57, to open the show.

Phillip had to open the show alone (Credit: ITV)

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Sitting alone, Phil told viewers: "Holly is running a little bit late today.

"I don’t know why she doesn’t follow my directions to work, I always tell her there’s only one road you should follow…"

That’s the first time I’ve ever seen you nearly fall over in heels!

Fans were reassured when Holly appeared wearing sparkly red heels, walking on a golden, yellow brick road.

Holly failed to click here heels together (Credit: ITV)

Walking along the CGI road, Holly attempted to click her heels together unsuccessfully, which made Phil crease up.

"Here she is!" he laughed. "That’s the first time I’ve ever seen you nearly fall over in heels!"

"I’ve got to practise that, I only got my new ruby slippers today," she replied before saying, "I did it so well in rehearsals, every time! One more, one, two, three..."

Holly walked along her own yellow brick road (Credit: ITV)

Soon enough, the pair revealed that the show was celebrating classic movie The Wizard of Oz’s 80th birthday as their Halloween special.

They teased how the show would be 'transformed' for Halloween, with Holly dressing up as Dorothy and Phillip as the Scarecrow.

The only thing they're missing, they said, was their Toto, and launched a campaign to find the perfect dog to join them.

Josie almost fell into the lake (Credit: ITV)

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Later in today's show, Josie Gibson suffered a hilarious blunder as she almost fell into an icy lake.

The Big Brother star was presenting the show's competition live from Monte Bianco in Courmayeur, a town in Italy.

She was seen standing on a small boat alongside a musician and nearly fell into the water when trying to get off the raft.

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