Phillip Schofield was given a grand welcome as he headed into his final day at work on This Morning for the week. The presenter hosts the ITV daytime present alongside Holly Willoughby from Monday to Thursday earlier than Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary take over on the finish of the week.
Nevertheless, Phillip and Holly are prone to be heading off for a short while as they often take the Easter holidays off with Alison and Dermot stepping in full-time alongside a rota of the present’s different hosts.
This implies that they will not be on air when Schofe, from Oldham celebrates a milestone birthday on Friday (April 1) not like when Holly turned the massive 4-0 final 12 months.
As a substitute, Phillip will likely be celebrating his sixtieth birthday off-screen on April Idiot’s Day and due to that, his This Morning colleagues pulled out all of the stops a day early.
Taking to Instagram, the TV star shared an image from backstage on the ITV studios the place the dressing rooms are positioned. The hallways had been decked out with silver and gold balloons, lining the best way to the place he was set to prepare for Thursday’s version of the present.
“@thismorning have gone early on my birthday, thanks guys,” Phillip wrote alongside the snap earlier than sharing extra of what the crew, and Holly, had carried out in his dressing room.
A field of Pol Roger champagne was seen standing on his dressing desk alongside two glasses prepared for a celebratory cheers sooner or later in addition to a number of packets of McVitie’s ginger nut biscuits. Balloons is also seeing poking out underneath the desk.
There have been additionally, after all, some items wrapped in brown wrapping paper with a couple of completely different playing cards. The entrance of 1 learn: “Someone please call 9 wine wine,” and one other mentioned: “Time doesn’t change you,” with Phillip tagging Holly in addition to stylist David O’Brien, make-up artists Patsy O’Neill and Suzie Narden indicating that is who the pressies had been from.
However what birthday can be full with no cake and a singsong. Holly shared a video of her co-host being offered with a sprinkle-covered cake with burning candles on high able to be blown out as she and a number of the crew gave a rendition of ‘Comfortable Birthday’.
Throughout the video, Holly positioned a gif which learn ‘I really like you’ as her co-star and greatest pal smiled alongside earlier than she completed off the track solo with: “And many more,” alongside cheers and applause from the small backstage crew.