Holly Willoughby Looks Chic (And Tanned) As She Returns To This Morning

The 35-year-old has finally been reunited with co-host Phillip Schofield after an extended Christmas break

Holly Willoughby headed back to work on This Morning today – and she looked AH-mazing doing so.

The 35-year-old and her family were holidaying in Barbados last week, leaving Phillip Schofield to present the ITV show alongside Davina McCall.

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But now she’s ready tackle the New Year, with a stunning tan to boot.

Before going on air, Holly showed us her first TM outfit of 2017 over on her Instagram page.

She was rocking a leather midi skirt, a form-fitting leopard-print top and black courts. When it came to her beauty look, she’d opted for nude lips, subtle smoky eyes and her trademark blonde waves. Just gorge.

Holly had captioned the image: ‘Right @thismorning … I’m ready for you! The first look of the year for 2017, skirt by @Zara top by @oasisfashion 🐾🐾🐾.’

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But unfortunately for the mum-of-three, not everything about her first day back went entirely smoothly.

She and Phil endured an awkward technical issue while discussing Hayden Cross, the first pregnant man in the UK.

The presenters had invited LBC radio presenter Nick Ferrari and transgender rights activist Paris Lees to debate whether the NHS should freeze eggs for sex change patients.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

Paris couldn’t make it into the studio so spoke to the pair via a phone call, but due to a dodgy signal, her argument could barely be heard.

Phil, 54, ended up having to hang up, telling Paris: ‘I’m going to jump in. Please excuse me for interrupting you. I don’t know what method or platform we phoned you on, but you’re sounding really difficult to understand.

‘I’m going to get my team to call you back! We need to understand what you are saying!’

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

However, the problem continued when she was reconnected.

Phil later apologised to viewers: ‘Little bit of a nightmare. The caller couldn’t get into the studio and had a really dodgy phone line!’

Let’s hope Holly has an easier day tomorrow, eh?