Rochelle Humes tries to smile as Phillip Schofield gushes about Holly Willoughby

Rochelle Humes tried to remain upbeat on This Morning today as co-host Phillip Schofield gushed about Holly Willoughby.

The 29-year-old is currently filling in for Holly while she presents I’m A Celebrity with Declan Donnelly.

Last night the launch aired and was a huge ratings success for ITV as almost 12 million tuned in.

Of course, Phil couldn’t keep quiet about his pride for his co-host and was clearly missing her.

After saying that she did "so well", he revealed that he had been messaging her throughout the weekend.

Rochelle Humes tries to smile as Phillip Schofield gushes about Holly Willoughby

Phillip Schofield couldn’t keep quiet about Holly
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Rochelle Humes tries to smile as Phillip Schofield gushes about Holly Willoughby

Rochelle mustered an awkward grin
(Image: ITV)

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"I left champagne in her dressing room, which obviously helped," he said.

"Oh well that’s nice," Rochelle replied.

Phil continued: "And 11 million viewers tuned in last night, a 51 per cent share, the highest figures in five years. The power of Holly Willoughby and This Morning, eh?"

Rochelle Humes tries to smile as Phillip Schofield gushes about Holly Willoughby

Phil is missing Holly
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This comes after The Mail on Sunday reported that some people at ITV aren’t happy with her presenting, and have called it "lacklustre" and are annoyed that Phillip "refused" to let Amanda Holden have the job, as he allegedly thought she would be too "overbearing".

A source said: "All the happy, smiley faces on screen are to be taken with a pinch of salt. Holly is being hugely missed and the view is that Amanda would have been a total star but Phil Schofield didn’t want her."

*This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV

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