Holly Willoughby almost misses This Morning after delayed flight from Portugal

Published Monday, Mar 21 2016, 12:38 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Holly Willoughby very nearly didn't make it onto This Morning today.

Holly revealed that she landed back in London from Portugal at 4am, but she almost didn't get a flight home due to the French air traffic control strike​.

On the show, co-host Phillip Schofield rejoiced: "You made it!"

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield presenting 'This Morning'.
21 March 2016.


Holly explained: "​I just about made it, it was a bit touch and go last night. I had a bit of a girls' weekend in Portugal. And then got to the airport and didn't know anything about the France traffic air strike​. ​So goodness me, so we were stuck in the airport.​

"At one point it looked like we were going to cancel the flight, and it was a five-hour delay, I must say, the airline managed to get it down to a three-hour delay.

"By the time I got home last night, it was 4 o'clock in the morning.​"

Phillip said there was mini panic in the studio: "There were texts flying backwards and forwards. 'What do we do? Who do we get?'"

But Holly did pre-warn viewers: "​You know when you're a bit itchy eyed? So if I stumble and am even more rubbish than normal - bear with!"

We reckon Holly will be heading straight to bed once she's finished for the day!

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