PHILLIP Schofield has revealed he’s gutted pal Holly Willoughby is missing tonight’s Dancing On Ice due to coronavirus.
The TV star will host the semi-final show alone after Holly was struck down with virus just hours before the live show.
Phillip Schofield has sent Holly WIlloughby a get well message after she got Covid
Phillip will present tonight’s show soloCredit: Rex
Sharing a smiley snap of the two together on Instagram, he wrote: “Gutted that my mate won’t be with me on Dancing on Ice tonight.
“Get well soon darlin [love heart].”
A spokesman for the show broke the news of Holly’s absence earlier today.
They said in a statement: “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.”
Regan Gascoigne, Kye Whyte, Connor Ball, Kimberley Wyatt and Brendan Cole will battle it out tonight to reach the final.
Holly’s absence comes just weeks after Phillip had to miss the show with the same illness.
Stephen Mulhern, 44, filled in for him then, but the ITV star is recovering from an operation and isn’t on hand to step in tonight.
Holly will now miss this week’s This Morning and will be replaced by Alison Hammond, Josie Gibson and Rochelle Humes throughout the week.
The TV favourite was last out on Thursday night with husband Dan Baldwin for a party at celeb hotspot Annabel’s.
She looked stunning in a shimmering dress with a thigh-high split, while Dan wore an extravagant fur-lined coat.
Yesterday she carried out domestic duties, sharing a hoovering blunder on Instagram after her pet dog chomped on the vacuum.
Her absence is the latest headache for channel bosses as they deal with poorly stars.
Last night The Sun exclusively revealed Stephen Mulhern is resting up after an operation.
Fans were concerned at the star’s mystery three-week absence from Saturday Night Takeaway.
A source close to him said: “Stephen went to hospital for a medical procedure, but has been discharged now and is focusing all his energy on his recovery.
“He’s hoping to return to the show as soon as he’s feeling better and well enough. He’s currently resting up and supporting the lads from home.”
Stephen last appeared on Saturday Night Takeaway for the series opener on February 19, where he dressed up as Donald Trump. He had also not been tweeting.
Stephen, who also fronts Catchphrase on ITV, yesterday broke his online silence to thank fans for their support.
He tweeted: “Hello all. Sorry I’ve been quiet on here recently and thank you for all your lovely messages.
“I’ve had some time off and been resting up on doctors orders. I’m on the mend, I’m happy to say, and looking forward to getting back to work soon. In the meantime I’ll put my feet up and watch Saturday Night Takeaway tonight with the rest of you lot.”
Holly enjoyed a glam night out on ThursdayCredit: Splash