Holly Willoughby's navy blue ruffle dress on This Morning is so chic

The ITV star shines in a lovely new dress

It was a particular poignant episode of This Morning on Friday as Holly Willoughby was there to support her good friend Phillip Schofield, who came out as gay live on TV. The 38-year-old looked lovely as she presented the first part of the show alongside her fellow employee, wearing a lovely navy blue dress which came from Laura Ashley. The frock had a lovely jacquard texture touch and little hearts printed in vibrant red all over the fabric. It was finished with ruffles on the sleeves and an elegant high neckline. The frock comes in at £110 and currently all sizes are available online should you wish to invest. Holly wore her dress without accessories except her favourite pair of black high heels.

Holly looked lovely on the emotional episode of This Morning

Ahead of the show, the mother-of-two shared a heartwarming selfie of the pair, and wrote: "Never been more proud of my friend than I am today. We’ll be together at 10am on This Morning."

Navy Midi Heart Jacquard Dress, £110, Laura Ashley

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Phillip first shared the news on his Instagram account moments before the latest installment of the daily show, writing: "You never know what’s going on in someone's seemingly perfect life, what issues they are struggling with, or the state of their wellbeing – and so you won't know what has been consuming me for the last few years. With the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay."

WATCH: Phillip Schofield's Announcement

He continued: "This is something that has caused many heart-breaking conversations at home. I have been married to Steph for nearly 27 years, and we have two beautiful grown-up daughters, Molly and Ruby. My family have held me so close: they have tried to cheer me up, to smother me with kindness and love, despite their own confusion. Yet still I can't sleep and there have been some very dark moments."

The TV veteran praised his wife, Stephanie, and daughters, adding: "Steph has been incredible - I love her so very much. She is the kindest soul I have ever met. My girls have been astonishing in their love, hugs and encouraging words of comfort..."

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He also paid tribute to Holly in his statement. "My friends are the best, especially Holly, who has been so kind and wise - and who has hugged me as I sobbed on her shoulder."

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