Davina McCall stood in for Holly Willoughby on 'This Morning' today (19.11.20) as she had a second day off this week - but she will be back on Monday (23.11.20).

Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby

Holly's co-host Phillip Schofield confirmed his pal will return on Monday's instalment of the brunch-time show, and he welcomed Davina alongside him, revealing it is the third time they have co-presented.

He said: "Holly is having a day off. She'll be back on Monday.

"Davina is here to keep me company.

"How lovely to see you again. This is our third time isn't it?" 

Davina replied: "It's a habit then. I like it."

This comes after Alison Hammond stood in for Holly yesterday (18.11.20), which sparked concerns from some fans about where she was.

One posted on Twitter: "good morning where is the Beautiful Holly today on This morning Holly where are you hope you ok Holly? #missingHolly xxxx (sic)"

Another wrote: "Where is holly this morning (sic)"

Alison -  who, along with Dermot O'Leary, is expected to take over from Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford to host the programme every Friday - got some more experience in the co-hosting hot seat, and revealed Holly was having a "well-deserved day off".

Opening the show, she said: "It's Alison who is standing in for Holly, who's having a well-deserved day off today."

Holly's absence wasn't explained any further on the programme, but it left some fans' days in tatters.

One tweeted: "This morning isn’t the same without holly (sic)"

Another wrote: "My day off and Holly isn’t on This Morning. That’s today down the pan (sic)"