Holly Willoughby is enjoying a holiday with her family during the half-term school break, and Phillip Schofield was joined by a guest host – and viewers were singularly unimpressed.1hollyAs the show opened Phil was sitting next to Christine Bleakley and explained: “Welcome Christine! Holly is on holiday at the moment.”

But some viewers weren’t prepared for the surprise replacement and took to Twitter: “Where the F*** is Holly Willoughby?” Another tweeted with a crying emoji: Weres holly? @hollywills @Schofe #thismorning[sic]”

“Missed beginning of show. Where did they say holly is?” asked another. One complained: “First my laptop won’t turn on. Then find out Holly’s not on #ThisMorning anyway. To make things worse it’s Bleakley. What a load of rubbish!”

A spokesperson for ITV explained to the Sun Online how the duo have shared the school holidays: “Just like in previous half term breaks Phil and Holly have split the time off. Phillip and Christine are back hosting Monday to Thursday this week with Eamonn and Ruth on Friday. Then next week Holly will be back with Ben Shephard for Monday to Thursday and then Rylan and Dan will present on Friday.”