After a year away from This Morning, Holly Willoughby is ready to make her return. The 34-year-old TV presenter took to Twitter on Monday to share her excitement ahead of her big comeback in September. "I am soooooo unbelievably excited to be coming home!!!!" she wrote. "@Schofe I hope you've kept the place neat and tidy! X."
Alongside the post, she shared a new promo video, giving viewers a quick glimpse at her long-awaited reunion with co-host Phillip Schofield. The clip shows Phillip heading alone into a coffee shop, where he sees images of famous presenting duos – including Morecombe and Wise, Ant and Dec and Richard and Judy. He's then happily reunited with his much-missed co-host, who cheekily puts some coffee froth on his nose.
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will be reunited on This Morning in September
"It's lovely working with Holly because our humour works at the same speed, and it's always nice to work with a mate," Phillip said of his co-host. "It's an all-new look, Holly's back, and we've got some brilliant ideas – things that we've not done before – and that's quite hard to do for a show that's been running for such a long time… We are really looking forward to September."
Holly, who is returning from maternity leave following the birth of her third child, added: "Working with Phil is wonderful, I count myself incredibly lucky."
Holly's last appearance on This Morning was in mid-September 2014 when she bid a temporary farewell to the cast and crew and was surprised with a cake that said "Good luck Holly, we'll miss you!" on it.
Unable to keep her emotions in check, Holly shed a few tears, saying: "I won't be gone forever, just for a bit. I'm feeling quite weird about it."
A few weeks later she announced on Twitter that she and her husband Dan Baldwin had welcomed their third baby, a son Chester. The couple, who married in 2007, are already parents to six-year-old Harry and four-year-old Belle.