Holly Willoughby thanks fans and colleagues after last day on This Morning

Danny Thompson
Contributor
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield pose with the award for Live Magazine Show for 'This Morning' in the winners room attends the National Television Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on January 28, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

With a much-deserved summer break on the horizon, This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby has taken to social media to post an emotional thank you and farewell message to viewers and colleagues.

The star and co-presenter Phillip Schofield have been a near constant on our screens amid the coronavirus pandemic which has seen the country go through a nationwide lockdown.

And while many shows we are used to seeing have disappeared from our screens, This Morning has remained with Holly and Phill at the helm.

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But the pair made their final appearance on the show yesterday (10 July) before they take a two month break.

Posting on Instagram, Willoughby said: "Thank you .... thank you for staying with us over the last 109 days...

"When we began this new way of broadcasting, we had no idea how long we would be able to come in, or whether it would be our last time broadcasting from the studio during lockdown.

"The team have adapted and had plan a, b, c and d in place just in case...

"Some days we didn’t know if we’d have the content to fill the show, but somehow we always managed it and even had a few laughs along the way.

"You see us, but we feel that you are there with us, every single show... @thismorning holds a mirror up to life and reflects the mood of what we are all feeling."

Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Ruth Langsford, Eamonn Holmes, Rochelle Humes of "This Morning", pose in the winners room after winning the Live Magazine Show award during the National Television Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on January 28, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

She added: "I can’t thank our team enough! @martinfrizell1, Emma, all the production who came in.

"The production team who worked from home, crew, the TM family and fellow presenters who are consistently brilliant.

"But mostly to @schofe for metaphorically holding my hand and reliably being socially distanced shoulder to shoulder with me...

"What a strange time... Feeling incredibly grateful... Huge love, thank you again... See you in September."

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The pair’s last show saw an ice cream van brought on set, as they took part in some wine tasting and watched back the best bits from this year’s show.

Schofield joked to his co-host: “Hopefully in September I can give you a bloody hug!"

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, who normally present the show on Fridays, will step in to replace Phill and Holly from Monday.

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