Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield smash BBC ratings on Christmas Day with pre-recorded episode of This Morning, pulling in 1.3 million viewers
Holly Willoughby and Philip Scofield return to This Morning on Monday after their festive break after storming the BBC’s ratings on Christmas Day.
The pre-recorded episodes broadcast between 10am and noon by the presenting duo attracted 1.3 million viewers, breaking the 880,000 viewers the BBC achieved during the same time.
BBC One featured the Christmas Morning Service and Songs of Praise, while Holly and Philippa had many special guests including Sir Cliff Richard, The Muppets, Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
Congrats! Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield return to This Morning on Monday after their festive break after the BBC’s ratings were hammered on Christmas Day
a source told mirror: ‘The Christmas Day show has only been on since 2020, but has built a loyal following and the viewing figures are proof.’
The news comes after Holly’s fans were left in shock as she braced her newborn son for a haircut in a nail-biting video she shared on Instagram on Sunday.
The 41-year-old blonde beauty shouted, ‘Are you ready Chester? you’re cutting my hair! Make it nice and straight,” in the clip, which ensured criticism from her followers.
Wow: the presenting duo attracted 1.3 million viewers in a pre-recorded episode broadcast between 10am and noon, breaking the 880,000 viewers the BBC got in the same time.
Celebration: The BBC1 channel showed a Christmas morning service and songs of praise while Holly and Philippa featured special guests from Sir Cliff Richard and The Muppets
He captioned it: ‘Chester decides it’s time… ✂️✂️✂️… When your 8 year old gets hold of a pair of scissors…’
Holly also shares 13-year-old son Harry and 11-year-old daughter Belle with her TV producer husband, Daniel Baldwin.
This comes after Holli wore a sensational figure-hugging gown behind the scenes ahead of the 2023 Dancing On Ice launch on January 15.
Amazing: A source told The Mirror: ‘The Christmas Day show has only been running since 2020 but has built up a loyal following and the viewing figures are proof’
The TV personality smiled alongside her co-host Phillip Scofield as they posed for promotional pictures in their dazzling ensembles.
She looked incredible in her strapless gown that featured a sexy thigh-split.
Holly admitted that she is a ‘huge fan of Love Island’ and added that she thinks Akin-su will look ‘like an angel on ice’.
The host also explained how she gets really anxious when watching the performances, and finds solace in the fact that she only watches them from a backstage monitor.
Incredible: This comes after Holly wore a sensational figure-hugging gown behind the scenes with Phillippe ahead of the 2023 Dancing On Ice launch on 15 January.
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