There's nothing we like more than watching Holly Willoughby falling into fits of giggles on This Morning, often being the victim of several hilarious and embarrassing moments. Her best friendship with Phillip Schofield and their inability to pull themselves out of their hysteria is one of our favourite parts of morning life here at HELLO! towers. And in honour of Holly's 36th birthday we're taking a look back through some the daytime TV duo's funniest moments.
Dress split open at Downing Street
Holly Willoughby was left red faced after suffering a monumental wardrobe malfunction during a charity event at Downing Street in April last year. The This Morning star told viewers that the zip on her dress completely split during a visit to the Prime Minister's residence, and revealed she was left stranded in the ladies until someone came to rescue her. "As soon as we walked through that lovely famous black door, I gave my coat and you have to give your phone in - because you're not allowed to have your phone - and we went up the grand staircase with all the Prime Minister's pictures and Dan [her husband] needed the loo, so I said, 'OK, I'll go to the loo too'," Holly explained during Wednesday's show. "I went to the loo, stood up, and then I heard this noise - my zip on the back of my dress went completely!" She continued: "Now, this isn't just a little zip, this zip goes from top to bottom! So I am now stood there with no coat, no phone, in the toilet in Downing Street, on my own thinking, 'What do I do? I can't walk out - my bum is out!'
Presenting This Morning after the NTAs – hungover
Last year, Holly and her co-host Phillip Schofield just about managed to present This Morning. Just hours before, the party-loving duo had attended the National Television Awards where they were crowned the winners of the Best Live Magazine category. "You may have noticed that we are still wearing the same clothes," Holly told viewers. "Um, I haven't been home yet! I came straight here." Explaining the stains on their clothes, Phillip revealed: "It's tradition that we go back to Ant [McPartlin's] house and he had the brilliant idea of bringing out Pie Face, the game. But it was tweaked…"
Holly drops a naughty innuendo
The bubbly TV star found herself in stitches when she presented This Morning in 2015. As Holly and Phillip spoke to celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo during his cooking segment, things took a cheeky turn when the mother-of-three appeared reluctant to try the prepared dish - which included mussels, tomatoes and white wine. Putting the food in her mouth, she said: "Once it's in, I love it." The accidental innuendo left Holly in fits of giggles as she covered up her face with a tea towel.
Crying with laughter live on air
Laughter got the better of Holly and Phil when they told viewers that a member of the This Morning team had sent a message to the wrong recipeint - a scenario they had been discussing earlier on the programme. The message, which was apparently "too rude" to reveal on daytime television, was clearly on both their minds as they tried to carry on presenting and it didn't take long for the duo to break into uncontrollable giggles. "Oh no, this is the worst it's happened in ages", Phil laughed, while Holly had to take a seat to try and compose herself, telling her co-host: "You've got to stop, I'm going to cry my eyelashes off".
The noisy toy dog
While presenting a feature on Christmas presents for children, Holly's opening lines were interrupted by a funny sound, that was coming from no other than a toy dog. Phil told a giggling Holly, "I thought that was you, I thought, not only has she done that but she's stopped!" Always the professional, the bubbly star tried hard to carry on through the rest of her lines, but was stopped in her tracks as the dog continued to make sounds, while the pair desperately tried to find the 'off switch' on the noisy toy.