Phillip Schofield tickled This Morning viewers earlier today when he demonstrated his talent for a soap impression.
The presenter, 57, put on a gravelly cockney accent to sound like Phil Mitchell during a preview of tonight’s episode of EastEnders.
Sharon Marshall, the show’s soap reporter, explained Walford’s Phil will be seen desperately searching for kidnapped daughter Louise in the docks.
The Albert Square veteran believes she has been locked inside a shipping container – and a short clip showed the hard man very briefly break into a canter as he panicked over Louise’s whereabouts.
Sharon joked: “Now Phil’s there running around. Well, a little bit of running… Not too much because it’s Phil!”
Host Phillip agreed, pointing out how his near-namesake only managed to stretch his legs to the tune of a mere couple of paces during his dashing about.
“I’m not running any further than that,” Phillip said in a husky voice, taking off the notorious Mitchell brother.
He continued: “I’m gonna give you two steps and that’s it. That’s the run, alright? Leave it.”
Fans were most amused – with several indicating they enjoyed Phillip’s impression when a clip of it was posted on Twitter by the This Morning social media team.
@schofe, ha ha,” commented one, quote-tweeting the original post.
Others evidenced their approval with emojis and gifs.
— Alex lawton (@Alexlawton17) April 23, 2019
— mo (@myzermo786) April 23, 2019
— C🔅®️@❗️ Xx (@coralreefxxxxxx) April 23, 2019
What do you make to it?
— This Morning (@thismorning) April 23, 2019
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