Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield ‘on brink of tears’ hosting This Morning during pandemic

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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby have emotionally reflected on hosting their show, This Morning, during the Covid pandemic.

The pair explained that the pandemic brought them closer together and admitted that they nearly cried at "the drop of a hat" when offering cash prizes during the show's Spin To Win competition to deserving winners.

Speaking to The Mirror, 59 year old Philip said: "You've got to be quite careful because I think we're all on the edge, you could cry at the drop of a hat. It's so hard sometimes and you think, 'You have to centre yourself'.

"We are all on the brink of tears all the time, so it doesn't take much to push."

Meanwhile, Holly spoke candidly about the pandemic making her "appreciate" the "small things".

"I've learnt so much, and I hope a lot of the things that I've learnt will stay with me. It's funny because I can see it with the kids as well. I think all generations are going through it," the 40 year old explained.

Holly and Phil's presenting efforts on This Morning have been paying off, as the viewing figures for the show shot up 50 per cent from the previous year – its highest in 19 years.

The dynamic duo have been presenting the popular ITV show together for 14 years.

It hasn't been all smooth sailing though, as Holly recently revealed that she would strip off her clothes at the door every time she returned home from filming This Morning.

The blonde bombshell admitted to The Sun that she was "worried" and "scared" at the thought of contracting the virus, but with the strict health and safety measures in place around the studio, Holly continued to keep viewers informed throughout the pandemic.

She told the publication: "I knew what we were doing was important, important enough for me to kind of go, 'No, I know we're being safe at work.

"I know I'm going to come home and wash my hands and take my clothes off by the door and get in the shower and all those things, because I knew what we were going was important so I wanted to keep doing it."

The star shares son Harry, 11, daughter Belle, nine, and six year old Chester with her TV producer husband Dan Baldwin.

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