It’s been a long, hot summer without our favourite ITV presenters, Holly Willoughby and Phil Schofield sitting on This Morning’s sofa.
And fans reacted with shock and delight when the pair made a surprise appearance on Wednesday’s show!
Holly, and Phil – who always take the summer holidays off and are being covered by Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes – had pre-filmed the segment.
It was an interview with nineties band All Saints who have re-formed and later performed songs from their new album.
Viewers reacted with confusion and delight.
One wrote: “How did Eamon and Ruth turn into Phil & Holly 😂 #ThisMorning”.
Another joked: “Ok thought I was high on no supply this morning but they pre filmed the all saints interview with Holly, Ruth didn’t do a quick outfit change 🤣🤭#ThisMorning”.
A third commented: “Eamonn and Ruth have suddenly morphed into Holly and Phil on @thismorning”.
Others lamented they weren’t back for good, with one tweeting: “Can anyone tell me what’s worse than being on ya summer holidays and not being able to watch Phil and Holly on This Morning? Heartbreaking.”
Another said: “It’s not the same without Phil and Holly. 😕”.
We’ve been loving Ruth, 58, and Eamonn, also 58, on the sofa.
The married presenters made us laugh on Tuesday’s episode, when the Northern Irish star told the story of the moment he first saw his future wife.
In the segment about love stories, he asked Ruth, 58: “I believe in love at first sight, do you?”
“Well…” she hedged, before adding: “I believe in lust at first sight!”
Cheeky Eamonn continued to camera: “See, I don’t drink, and I’m always the taxi for anyone who knows me. And one night I was calling at a friend’s place, and she had another friend staying with her.
“She sent her friend out and said, ‘Go out and make sure Eamonn Holmes knows where my apartment is.’ So, she sent out this long, leggy blonde…”
He then dangerously added: “Slim… in those days!” Luckily, the long-suffering Ruth burst out laughing at the comment.
And the rest of his anecdote was adorable. Eamonn went on: “There she was, on the street corner, it was Ruth Langsford, and I was just like WOW.”
“Aw,” said Ruth, adding: “And here we still are, 22 years later.”
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Much as we love you, Ruth and Eamonn, it was nice to see Holly and Phil. Even if was only for five minutes…
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