Holly was forced to miss the semi-final (Picture: ITV)
The 59-year-old host fronted tonight’s star-studded show alone after the 41-year-old presenter contracted the virus, which meant she had to miss Sunday’s semi-final.
Before he introduced what the episode had in store for viewers, a confused Phillip turned to his side and addressed Holly’s absence.
‘As you can see Holly isn’t here tonight, we found out just a few hours ago that she’s tested positive for Covid-19,’ he said.
Reflecting on his own experience, Phillip added: ‘I know what it’s like to watch this show from home, it is really weird. Holly, get well soon, lots of love.’
An ITV spokesperson confirmed earlier today: ‘Unfortunately, Holly Willoughby is unable to host tonight’s show after testing positive for Covid-19.
Phillip sent Holly lots of love live on-air (Picture: ITV)
We hope the duo will be standing side by side in the final (Picture: ITV)
‘We look forward to Holly returning for the Dancing on Ice Live Final.’
Phillip missed an episode of the show last month after testing positive with the virus with Stephen Mulhern standing in as his replacement.
Professional skater Vanessa Bauer also had to also temporarily pull out of the competition in February due to a positive test result.
Her dance partner, Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole, was instead matched with Brendyn Hatfield.
In January, Happy Mondays dancer Bez tested positive for Covid-19, the day after making his Dancing On Ice debut.
Tonight, the remaining five celebrities had to take to the ice twice, and one of their routines included a solo skate.
All was going well for Brendan until he suffered a fall halfway through, while Kimberly Wyatt triumphed in first place.
With the grand final two weeks away, who will end up lifting the coveted trophy?
Dancing on Ice returns on Sunday March 27 at 7pm on ITV.