Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield celebrate 10-year This Morning anniversar

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have a lot to celebrate this week – with a landmark 10-year anniversary of the day they joined forces on This Morning.

What’s more they haven’t aged a day, and clearly haven’t stopped laughing the entire time with the first ever episode of them together proving to be pure magic.

Having worked together on Dancing On Ice from 2006, Holly started working on This Morning on 5 September 2009, never looking back since.

Over the ten years that have passed the pair have given us some classic moments of telly – including that classic NTA hangover special, some cringeworthy interviews and a serious helping of innuendos that barely made it past the censors.

Basically, absolutely classic telly – so happy anniversary you guys!

Remembering her first day of the show seems like yesterday for Holly, who admitted: ‘[I remember being] Just being so, so nervous and holding on to Phil for dear life – I was just scared, scared, scared.

‘I’d watched This Morning as a fan for many years before doing it, I didn’t want to be the one to mess it up, I didn’t want to let everyone down – but luckily 10 years later I’m still there.’

‘I was nervous for her because I wanted her to have a good time and enjoy the experience,’ Phillip added.

‘I wanted to make sure she was okay and felt comfortable and happy, but the minute she started it was quite obvious that we were going to have a ball.’

He wasn’t wrong, seeing as their electric chemistry as a presenting double act has meant they’ve become besties in real life too, heading out on holiday with their collective families once a year.

Praising his co-host, Phillip said: ‘Holly’s so funny and incredibly endearing. They always say, “if you laugh a lot then you live longer.”

‘So certainly from our experience on This Morning we should probably easily get into our nineties.’

Holly hopes that the pair stick together for the show’s duration – and sees the format lasting for a long while yet.

‘I hope it continues to be in people’s front room for the next ten years. I hope it continues to grow, I feel that’s a real strength of the show,’ she said.

‘It’s always adapting and changing, so I think as long as it continues to do that and know when it’s serious and know when its not taking itself too seriously, there’s no reason why it can’t be around for another ten years, or another twenty.’

This Morning airs weekdays from 10.30am.

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