Holly Willoughby on This Morning

This Morning: Holly Willoughby replaced by Josie Gibson

Holly has a tummy bug

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Holly Willoughby was replaced by Josie Gibson on This Morning today.

At the start of Tuesday’s show, Phillip Schofield and Josie explained why Holly wasn’t on the programme.

Phil said: “Welcome to your Tuesday This Morning. About an hour ago, you [Josie] were on your way to do our live competition in Surrey.

Phillip Schofield and Josie Gibson on This Morning
Josie replaced Holly on This Morning today (Credit: ITV)

Where is Holly Willoughby on This Morning?

“Holly is not here today because she has a tummy bug. She’ll probably be back in tomorrow.”

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Josie said she’s been “thrown in the deep end” but was looking forward to doing the show.

She said it was “surreal” and “an honour” to be alongside Phil.

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Holly Willoughby has a tummy bug (Credit: ITV)

What did viewers say?

Many viewers sent their well-wishes to Holly on Twitter.

One person said: “Get well soon @hollywills.”

Another wrote: “Get better soon Holly!”

A third added: “Aw Holly I was so sad when you aren’t on This Morning today.

Josie Gibson on This Morning
Viewers loved having Josie on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

“You and Phil are the best host duo. Get better soon and I hope you’re on tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, others shared their thoughts on Josie.

And most people absolutely loved her.

One tweeted: “Can we keep Josie presenting This Morning, Josie is brill.”

Another said: “Liking Josie already. A natural.”

A third tweeted: “Josie is a natural presenter – it’s about time she got her time in the hotseat!”

However, one person said: “Oh no, we’ve got to put up with Josie all morning long because Holly’s got [a tummy bug].”

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Another added: “I don’t know if I can handle Josie today. This is my chill out time before work but…”

This Morning airs on ITV, weekdays, from 10am.

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