Holly Willoughby shares health update after taking week off This Morning

Holly Willoughby has shared an update about her health after she fell ill with shingles forcing her to take time off This Morning.

The Dancing On Ice judge, 42, has been absent from the ITV daytime show, which she usually presents with Phillip Schofield, 61, all week as she recovers from the illness.

Shingles is an infection that causes a painful rash and normally appears on your chest and tummy but can appear anywhere across the body, according to the NHS.

The Wylde Moon founder had told her followers on Sunday that she ‘may be away’ from the show for a while following the diagnosis but will ‘be back as soon as I’m better.’

On her Instagram Stories on Friday, the mother-of-three revealed she was ‘feeling so much better’ and had been sent a Reuben sandwich and a soup from Dermot O’Leary, 49, in a touching gesture.

Sharing a picture of the classic New York sub, she wrote: ‘Thank you @dermotoleary for the sweetest delivery of chicken soup and salt beef… just what I needed.

‘Feeling so much better. Thank you all for your well wishes.’

The Saturdays singer and Hit List presenter Rochelle Humes, 34, has been filling in on her presenting duties this week.

Rochelle has been co-hosting with the popular daytime programme from Monday to Thursday, with Alison Hammond, 48, and Dermot hosting on Friday as usual.

Phil, meanwhile, returned to This Morning on Monday after taking a break amid the Easter holiday and his brother’s trial, telling viewers it was ‘lovely to be back.’

The Cube host’s brother Timothy Schofield was found guilty at Exeter Crown Court of sexually abusing a teenage boy over a period of three years, having been charged with 11 sexual offences involving a child between October 2016 and October 2019 – including two of sexual activity with a child.

Following the guilty verdict, Phil issued a statement and said he ‘no longer’ has a brother.

He wrote on his Instagram stories: ‘My overwhelming concern is and has always been for the wellbeing of the victim and his family. I hope that their privacy will now be respected.

‘If any crime had ever been confessed to me by my sibling, I would have acted immediately to protect the victim and their family. These are despicable crimes, and I welcome the guilty verdicts.’

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.

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