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Where is Holly Willoughby? This Morning presenter missing from the Bank Holiday show

Co-star Phillip Schofield explained her absence

This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby isn’t on the show today, instead Phillip Schofield is hosting with Rochelle Humes.

Phillip explained at the top of the show that as it’s Bank Holiday Monday, Holly is with her kids.

The 40 year old is a mum of three to Harry, 11, Belle, 10 and Chester, six.

And judging by her most recent Instagram post, she’s been enjoying a tranquil one…

Holly’s recent absence from This Morning last month got viewers gossiping about what she was up to

The TV star recently revealed she was working on an “exciting project” while on a break from the ITV programme.

Again, Holly was replaced by Rochelle Humes on the show.

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Holly Willoughby has taken a break from This Morning (Credit: SplashNews.com)

This Morning: What did Holly Willoughby share?

Sharing the cryptic post about her project last month, Holly wrote: “Vitamin D, caffeine and a side order of distraction from Chester…

“Working on something else next week which I can’t wait to share with you all… thank you to the lovely @rochellehumes for keeping my side of the sofa warm.”

Many fans believed Holly was actually filming a guest role on Midsomer Murders.

Taking to the comments, one wrote: “Would it be Midsomer?”

A second shared: “Thinking could it be Midsomer Murders. I remember them asking you to join them on the drama and they would see what they could arrange.

“This was a few weeks ago when you and Phil [Schofield] were chatting to a couple cast members one morning on your show. Good luck whatever it is.”

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A third agreed: “That’s my guess too!”

A fourth commented: “Checking your script out for Midsomer Murders maybe?”

On Twitter, another guessed: “Holly are you having a secret adventure? One thinks there maybe some skullduggery afoot #MidsomerMurders.”

When was Holly offered the Midsomer Murders role?

It wouldn’t be completely out of the question, after Holly agreed to take part in the ITV drama last month.

At the time, the host was interviewing two of the drama’s stars Neil Dudgeon and Nick Hendrix on This Morning.

Neil said: “We’ve all had a big talk about who we want to appear and we’ve decided we want Holly Willoughby to appear in an episode of Midsomer Murders very soon.

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Holly spoke to Neil Dudgeon and Nick Hendrix on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

“I’ve been speaking to people upstairs and they’ve been speaking to your people.

“Holly, please, I am emboldened to offer you a role in Midsomer Murders. What do you think?”

Holly replied: “That’s amazing! Yes! Of course. I’ve seen every single episode.”

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Turning to Phillip Schofield, she asked, “Are you serious” to which Phil said: “Yeah.”

Holly added: “Aw guys! I mean you’re going to have to kill me off really quickly because I’m terrible at acting.”

Nick added: “We could kill you or you could be a murderer or something.”

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