ITV common host Holly Willoughby was compelled to overlook Dancing On Ice tonight after testing optimistic for Covid-19, leaving fellow host Phillip Schofield to man the present alone
Dancing on Ice followers have been left baffled tonight as Phillip Schofield manned the ice skating competitors alone because the ITV present entered its semi-finals.
The This Morning presenter was unable to host the present tonight alongside Phillip, however has confirmed she is going to make a return for the stay closing in two weeks.
As Phillip opened the semi-final, he stated: “As you can see Holly isn’t here tonight.
“We came upon only a few hours in the past that she’s examined optimistic for Covid. I do know what it is like to observe this present from residence – it’s actually bizarre. Holly, get effectively quickly, numerous love.”
But because the present opened, ITV viewers took to Twitter to precise their confusion on the lack of a alternative for Holly, when Phillip had Stephen Mulhern stand in when he examined optimistic earlier this sequence.
One wrote: “So when Schofe isn’t there, Holly needs a co-host, but when it’s the other way round Phillip doesn’t? Good ol’ fashioned gender bias from ITV tonight.”
A fellow fan tweeted: “Has no one stepped in for Holly? But someone stepped in for Phillip unless it was last minute.”
Another wrote: “probably found out too late to replace Holly, but I’m sure they could have found someone.”
Another wrote: “So Phillip tested positive for covid and Holly had to have a co-host. Holly tests positive but Phillip gets to host on his own?”
A fellow ITV viewer tweeted: “No Holly tonight, gonna be a long watch with only schofield,” as one other chimed: “The whole nation when they see Holly Willoughby missing from” alongside a GIF of a TV being switched off.
A spokesperson for Dancing on Ice stated forward of the present: “Unfortunately, Holly Willoughby is unable to host tonight’s show after testing positive for Covid-19. We look forward to Holly returning for the Dancing on Ice Live Final.”
Co-presenter Phillip shared a snap of the 2 collectively on his Instagram forward of the present and wrote: “Gutted that my mate won’t be with me on Dancing on Ice tonight. Get well soon darlin.”
It is the second time this sequence that Dancing on Ice has been thrown into chaos following a optimistic coronavirus check, after Phillip was compelled to overlook the ITV skating present earlier within the run.
The 59-year-old additionally missed quite a lot of This Morning exhibits, with fellow presenter Stephen Mulhern stepping in to switch him on Dancing on Ice.
The Saturday Night Takeaway common, who’s at the moment recovering after a thriller sickness, stated Phillip’s have been “big shoes to fill” as he stepped rink-side alongside Holly.
“I’m very much looking forward to being back hosting alongside my good friend Holly this weekend. It’s big shoes to fill and I’m wishing Phillip a speedy recovery,” he shared in an announcement after The Mirror solely revealed he can be Phil’s alternative.
“I’m a big fan of Dancing on Ice and for one night only I’m thrilled to be rink side watching the action unfold. It’s going to be unbelievable!”
In the semi-final tonight, the remaining celebs will carry out two skates within the hope of constructing it via to the following stage of the competitors.
Olympic BMX silver medallist Kye Whyte is up in opposition to former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, ex-Strictly Come Dancing skilled Brendan Cole, The Vamps guitarist Connor Ball and skilled dancer Regan Gascoigne within the semi-final of the ITV present.
Dancing On Ice returns to screens tonight at 7:30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.