Holly Willoughby left close to tears after text from Dancing On Ice co-host Philip Schofield

19 December 2018, 11:53 | Updated: 19 December 2018, 12:31

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield at the Natural History Museum for the Dancing On Ice launch
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield at the Natural History Museum for the Dancing On Ice launch. Picture: PA

The TV duo were reunited at the Dancing On Ice launch now Holly has returned from her I'm A Celeb presenting duties in Australia.

After over a month apart, our favourite presenting duo Holly Willoughby, 37, and Phillip Schofield, 56, reunited in style at the launch of the new series of Dancing On Ice.

The pair have been separated for weeks while 37-year-old Holly had a stint in the jungle covering for Ant McPartlin on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here but speaking at the launch of the forthcoming ITV skating show Phil seemed chuffed to have her back.

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Holly and Phil at the Dancing On Ice launch with Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
Holly and Phil at the Dancing On Ice launch with Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Picture: PA

He said: "It's been great for me because I enjoyed the series, I always do, it's my favourite! But man, she was so brilliant and I was very proud!"

Holly also revealed she received a gushing text from Phil after her success on the programme that brought her close to tears.

She said: "There was one message he sent me and I text him back and said "'I can't stop reading it!' it was just the nicest, nicest message."

"I got lots of lovely messages but this one was particularly nice."

She then turned to Phil and said: "You are a TV Jedi so it was nice to have you say those nice things, it was extra special."

"I was like please stop being nice you're going to make me cry!"

But despite cheering her on at home, like the rest of the viewing public Phil admitted he did have a laugh during the episode that saw Holly freak out when hundreds of bugs ran towards her following a bush tucker trial.

He explained: "When Joe Swash came on This Morning and Holly had already taken off to go to Australia he said "I don't know if anyone has mentioned this to her but when you take the big plastic heads off the bugs they all drop to the floor and it's like a big moving carpet".

Holly interjected and said: "Nobody had mentioned that to me!"

Luckily for Holly there are no bugs on the ice and she and Phil will be reunited for the first time on screens since her jungle stint on Sunday 6th January before returning to This Morning on Monday 7th January.