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Holly Willoughby gets the giggles after cheeky run-in with Teletubbies character

Gemma Strong

Holly Willoughby got more than she bargained for when she appeared on Monday night's live episode of The One Show. The TV star had joined hosts Matt Baker and Michelle Ackerley to promote her sports panel show, Play To The Whistle. But she found herself sharing the spotlight with a famous children's TV character, Teletubbies' Noo Noo, who shocked Holly and viewers alike when it gave her a cheeky pat on the derriere. As the credits began to roll at the end of the show, Holly's face could been seen switching for a smile to sheer surprise as Noo Noo's nozzle brushed against her.

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Holly Willoughby was left giggling after a cheeky run-in with Teletubbies character Noo Noo on The One Show

The character had been making an appearance to celebrate the programme's 20 year anniversary. Host Matt was quick to comment, giggling as he said, "That's very naughty Noo Noo!", while Holly could be seen turning away from the camera, and bursting into laughter following the encounter. The good-humoured star later took to Instagram to share a clip of the moment with fans. "The moment you get goosed by a teletubbie on live TV!" she wrote. "#naughtynoonoo #oneshow #playtothewhistle."

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The moment you get goosed by a teletubbie on live TV! 😂😂😂#naughtynoonoo #oneshow #playtothewhistle

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The This Morning star later shared a clip of the encounter with fans on Instagram

olly, 36, is one of the UK's most successful TV presenters, thanks in part to her relationship with This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield, and this week she spoke about their exceptional bond. "There's no way I would even have been considered for This Morning if it hadn't been for Phil," she told iN10. "I know for a fact that he was the one that mentioned me. He pushed for me to get the job in the first place. I totally owe him everything. I know that when he's away or when he films other things, someone else steps in, and that's great. But I just can't imagine doing the show without him. I think I need him on that show, so, yes, we are a total team."

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