Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield missing from This Morning after NTAs for the first time

THIS Morning's Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were missing from sofa after the NTAs for the first time.

Viewers are normally treated to the sight of the pair hungover on screen after the bash – but have been given the day off this year.


Thanks to the awards show shifting to a Thursday night, the pair were spared having to get up for work the next day because they don't work on Fridays.

In previous years they have turned up in their outfits from the night before or appeared slumped on the show's famous sofa.

Instead, regular Friday hosts Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond – who were not at the bash at London's O2 – were on air instead.

Dermot 48, told viewers: "Welcome to the non-hungover This Morning. It's the only day I'm not hungover. It's a wonderful feeling."

However, as they quickly pointed out, the same didn't go for the crew, with the hosts suggesting the backstage staff were hungover.

Speaking in the winner’s room last night, 59-year-old Phillip revealed: “For the first time ever we are now off for the first time ever until Monday, I am off my face as of five minutes.”

And it looked like he was making the most of it, posting a picture of a table of drinks in the early hours of the morning, writing: "Another round?"

This Morning won Best Daytime Show at the National Television Awards last night, beating ITV stablemate Loose Women.

Alison announced the news to viewers today saying: "Thank you so much!

"This is for the crew and for everyone who works behind the scenes – Martin Frizell, all the producers, every single person – it’s absolutely amazing.

"The presenters, the experts, you are incredible, and to you guys, because you are what makes it work."

Dermot added: "Most importantly, thank you from us because if we hadn’t won this year – the year we start – then we’d be in so much trouble.

"Thank you Phil and Holly, Eamonn and Ruth and the entire team here at This Morning, it does mean the world, honestly.”



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