Holly Willoughby says she 'can't wait to be reunited with my silver fox' as she prepares for This Morning return

HOLLY Willoughby is raring to get back to work on This Morning alongside her long time co-host and pal, Phillip Schofield.

The TV presenter, 39, admitted she "can't wait" to see Phil, 58, and referred to him by his trademark white hair as she called him a "silver fox".

Holly shared a short promotional video from the ITV morning stars announcing their return to British tellies after their summer holidays.

The video included Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Lorraine Kelly, some Loose Women panellists and the This Morning  hosts themselves.

Holly could barely contain her excitement at the idea of seeing Phil again.

"This September we are all back… a new term begins!" she captioned the video.

"Can’t wait to see you and be reunited with my Silver Fox ?‍? (errrr just typed ‘silver fox’ in and my phone suggested an emoji!!!!!!!) … see you soon ?✨."

The pair will return to work on September 1, a few days ahead of their planned comeback.

Holly and her family were forced to cut their summer holiday in Portugal short so that she could quarantine at home in time for their start date.

The presenters were replaced by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford as they enjoyed their lengthy summer holiday.

A spokesperson for the daytime show said that the new series will focus on celebrating the best that Britain has to offer, with brand new travel, beauty, cooking and animal segments.

In the new four-part series ‘Best of British’, This Morning will embark upon a stunning tour of Britain with actor Nigel Havers.

Nigel will be visiting different locations to learn of our nation’s history, from boats and cars to coastlines, and of course all things culinary.

Nigel said: “It’s a genuine pleasure to be able to take the time out to tour Britain for This Morning viewers this September. I’ve packed some hand sanitiser, a picnic blanket and an umbrella just in case!”

Resident chef Gino D’Acampo will finally be back in the studio and chef John Torode will be taking us on an adventure in his new segment, Torode’s Skeleton Coast.

Here he will visit local producers including a blueberry farm, a flour mill and a cider farm along the great Jurassic Coast.

John said: “Dorset is one of my favourite parts of the country and I feel very lucky to have been able to get out and explore the mighty Jurassic Coast during this time.

“I cannot wait to share some gorgeous recipes from the area. Not to mention that viewers will get the chance to judge my kayaking skills… So watch Torode back out on the road.”

The new series comes amid reports that Holly's reign on This Morning could be coming to an end after 11 years following rumours within ITV Studios that change is afoot at its flagship daytime show.

The queen of daytime telly, 39, shook the industry earlier this month by quitting celeb agency YMU — home to her co-host Phillip Schofield and Ant and Dec — and setting up her own company, Roxy Management.

Despite denials from Holly’s team that she is leaving the sofa, having reportedly signed a lucrative new ITV contract earning close to £1million a year, she has paved the way for a primetime exit.

A well-placed industry source said: “Holly is unique in that women like her and want to be her friend and men are attracted to her as she’s so beautiful. She has universal appeal.

“Being a working mum-of-three means parents can relate to her, and she seemingly understands everyday struggles.

“While she loves This Morning, her four-day-a-week live TV stint is a huge drain on her time and requires a lot of energy, plus she’s been doing it for 11 years now.

“There’s always change afoot in the broadcasting industry and she’s got her options open to sign up to other profitable opportunities.”

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