Phillip Schofield jokes This Morning crew member has died in the studio

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Phillip Schofield joked that someone had died in the This Morning studio over the weekend and gone undiscovered.

As his co-star Holly Willoughby complained that a fly was buzzing around the studio as they came back from the ad-break, Phil suggested the building had become infested.

He jokingly asked if any members of the crew were missing, suggesting that the flies could be buzzing around because of a dead body lying somewhere in the studio.

The camera zoomed in to show a fly, which could be heard buzzing, sitting on a cactus on the table in front of Holly and Phil, distracting them from the links they were meant to be reading out from the teleprompter.

Phil asked if a crew member was missing
(Image: ITV)

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As the show came back from the adverts, neither Phil nor Holly were looking at the camera, and were both starring towards the collection of cacti on the coffee table in front of them.

"It's very clever," Phil said. "I've got to say it's incredibly clever."

"There's a fly in here," Holly explained.

The studio was infested by flies
(Image: ITV)

It distracted them from their links
(Image: ITV)

Phil said there was more than one hanging around and Holly added: "It's a real showbiz fly because every time we go on air, literally the countdown and there it is and it gets in set and in shot."

"It's like a jungle," she quipped.

Holly said she didn't know what had happened in the studio over the weekend to cause the infestation and Phil shared his theory.

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Phil joked someone had died in the studio
(Image: ITV)

He joked: "We're not missing any member of the crew? There's no one , sort of, like man down somewhere? You know, over the weekend."

He continued: "There's a funny smell, I don't know what it is.

"'Have you seen Tom?' 'No, I haven't seen him for ages'."

* This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV

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