Holly Willoughby missed two days of 'This Morning' because her children were being tested for Covid-19.
The 39-year-old TV presenter - who has kids Belle, Chester and Harry with her husband Dan Baldwin - sparked concern from viewers after she was absent from ITV's 'This Morning' on Wednesday (18.11.20) and Thursday (19.11.20) and she has now revealed the reason behind it.
She wrote on Instagram Stories: "Just wanted to say thank you for all your kind messages... Over the last few days two of our children were unwell and had symptoms of Covid.
"In line with government guidelines we were waiting for results of the tests before I return to work.
"Couple that with just wanting to look after two poorly children, it meant having two days away from 'This Morning'.
"I chose not to alert everyone to this because my focus was on looking after them...
"Thankfully all tests came back negative and everybody's feeling much better... see you Monday! Once again, thank you for all the lovely messages, Holly xxx (sic)."
A source added to The Sun newspaper: "Two of the children became really poorly at the start of the week, and came down with Covid-like symptoms.
"There was no question that Holly was going to go to work - she wanted to stay at home and just be a mum, looking after her kids.
"So they've all been isolating at home, awaiting their test results. Obviously it was a worrying time but Phillip [Schofield] and everyone at ITV was incredibly supportive."
Alison Hammond and Davina McCall filled in for Holly during her absence.