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Lisa Riley reveals Holly Willoughby has been stealing style tips off Emmerdale’s Mandy Dingle!

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It’s been revealed that This Morning host Holly Willoughby has been stealing style tips from a rather unlikely source.

Despite having access to the most high-end designs straight off the catwalk, Holly has looked elsewhere for her fashion inspiration.

To the Yorkshire Dales, in fact, and Emmerdale‘s Mandy Dingle.

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Holly Willoughby wore her pearly dress on This Morning today (Credit: ITV)

Actress Lisa Riley, who plays Mandy, took to social media to express her shock and delight upon watching the ITV daytime show today (April 28).

On This Morning, Holly wore a black Sandro Paris dress with a faux pearl beading on the lapels.

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And, while her co-host Phillip Schofield shocked viewers by making a crude remark about the pearls around the neckline, Lisa was too busy revealing Holly’s style secrets to notice.

Mandy has great taste in clothing – maybe she was jealous.

The actress tweeted Emmerdale scriptwriter Sharon Marshall – who also works as a soap insider for This Morning – with her find.

Adding many crying with laughter emojis, Lisa said: “Have you noticed @Sharontweet on today’s @itv @thismorning that style icon @hollywills is wearing her #MandyDingle outfit.”

Referencing the show’s nearest town, Lisa added: “Didn’t know Holly shops in Hotten.”

“You’re a trendsetter”

While Sharon didn’t reply, Lisa’s followers did.

“Mandy has great taste in clothing – maybe she was jealous,” said one.

“You’re a trendsetter, Mand,” said another.

Lisa also posted a split screen image of herself as Mandy and Holly on the show over on Instagram.

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She said: “This has been the highlight today… on today’s @itv @thismorning the #style icon that is the beautiful @hollywilloughby has chosen a VERY similar outfit to Mandy Dingle’s Salon ‘Work Suit’ in @emmerdale.”

Mandy’s work suit comprises a black jacket with faux pearl detailing around the lapels, much like Holly’s dress.

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Lisa then went on to offer Holly a work proposition, should the presenting work dry up.

She said: “We could be a new girl group #thepearlyqueens.”

Mandy Dingle style icon

“EXACTLY what I thought as soon as I saw it!” said one follower.

They added the hashtags “#HollyWillsAsStyledByMandyDingle” and “#MandyDingleStyleIcon”.

Holly is yet to reply to Lisa’s social media posts, but we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes peeled for more of Mandy’s fashions gracing the gorgeous This Morning host soon!

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