Why is Phillip Schofield not on This Morning today?

7 February 2022, 09:43

Phillip Schofield is not presenting This Morning today
Phillip Schofield is not presenting This Morning today. Picture: ITV/Instagram

Where is Phillip Schofield and why is he not on This Morning?

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This Morning viewers were surprised to see Phillip Schofield is not in his usual seat on the show this week.

While Holly Willoughby is finally back after spending some time in Europe filming another TV programme, now her co-host is also missing.

So, where is Phillip Schofield and why is he not on This Morning? Here’s what we know…

Phillip Schofield is not on This Morning today
Phillip Schofield is not on This Morning today. Picture: ITV

Why is Phillip Schofield not on This Morning today?

Phillip Schofield tested positive for Covid, which means he is currently isolating at his home in London.

Announcing the news on his Instagram Stories, Phillip posted the results of his positive lateral flow test, writing: "Well b******s.”

He added: “Currently just a slightly sore throat".

This means Phillip has to isolate for ten days, or until his lateral flow test shows he is negative.

Phillip Schofield has tested positive for Covid
Phillip Schofield has tested positive for Covid. Picture: Instagram

While it was hoped Phil would be back on the show this week, the star revealed he is still having to isolate as he shared a photograph of his latest positive lateral flow test.

"This really is the day that keeps on giving," he wrote as he apologised to Holly and his This Morning team.

Phil also pulled out of Dancing On Ice on Saturday after testing positive for Covid again.

Stephen Mulhern stood in as he reunited with his former Ministry of Mayhem co-star Holly.

This comes after Phillip appeared on This Morning via video call last Tuesday Morning to reassure fans that he is feeling okay.

Holly Willoughby has been missing from This Morning
Holly Willoughby has been missing from This Morning. Picture: Alamy

After hearing the news, one fan wrote on Twitter: “Hope Covid doesn't get any worse for you and that you feel better soon.

Over the past few weeks, Phillip has been joined by Rochelle Humes on This Morning while Holly filmed a new show in Europe.

He, previously told viewers: “Rochelle is here, as you can see. Keeping Holly’s seat warm. She’s off with the Ice Man, making a show at the moment.”

Holly, 40, is fronting Superstar Survival, which sees a group of brave stars take on some very hard challenges.

The star has been flying back to the UK at the weekends to film Dancing On Ice.