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This Morning fans deliver their verdict as Holly Willoughby returns to work

There were a lot of Josie fans in the house

Holly Willoughby returned to This Morning today (November 22) after taking time off last week with a tummy bug.

The blonde presenter revealed she was feeling much better and, like the rest of us, spent last week watching Josie Gibson take over hosting duties.

Holly apologised for her absence and told This Morning fans she was feeling much better, but not everyone was delighted to have her back on screen.

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Holly Willoughby returned to This Morning today (Credit: ITV)

What did This Morning fans say about Holly retuned?

Josie went down a storm last week and viewers took to social media to plead with ITV to bring her back.

“God I miss Josie!” one viewer declared.

“Bring back Josie,” said another.

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“Oh, it’s not Josie,” another tweeted sadly.

Bring back Josie!” asked another.

“Where’s Josie? Much prefer her,” said another.

“Where is Josie? Much prefer her…,” another echoed.

What was wrong with Holly last week?

Holly took time out last week after coming down with a sickness bug.

She said she’d be back as soon as she could promise not to vomit on co-host Phillip Schofield and, true to her word, she returned today.

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Holly revealed that she felt pretty poorly during her absence from screen, and revealed that her son Chester had the same sickness bug.

“It’s good to have you back again this week but it was lovely having Josie on too,” said one Holly fan.

Another added: “So happy that you’re back – you’ve definitely been missed. So happy you’re better.”

A third commented: “Great to have you back. Glad you are feeling better.”

Holly herself revealed she too was pleased to be back on the sofa alongside Phil.

“It’s really good to be back!” she said at the top of the show.

“I’m much better now, thank you. Sorry about last week it really took me down – and Chester – but we’re better now.

“Thank you to Josie [Gibson] for doing an amazing job. All I did was watch you!”

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