Holly Willoughby skips TV show after labour pain

Last Updated: Apr 13, 2011, 19:12 PM IST

Melbourne: Heavily pregnant Holly Willoughby had to cancel her TV show ‘This Morning’ at the last minute after she apparently went into labour pain.

The Television presenter and model, who is expecting a girl, missed the ITV1 breakfast show amid confusion over whether she was about to give birth.

Co-host Phillip Schofield shared the news with fans on his Twitter feed after getting a text from Holly’s husband, TV producer Dan Baldwin, in the early hours.

“Latest news is that @hollywills is in labour,” the Daily Express quoted Schofield as tweeting.

“The first thing this morning I got a phone call from Holly saying that she thought she might be in labour, and as the morning has progressed – not entirely sure – so as it stands at the moment, Holly may or may not be in labour. But best not here, we thought,” Schofield told viewers.

He later revealed that he had received a text from Holly, keeping him updated about her stomach pangs.

“I’m assuming this is for broadcast, Holly Willoughby, I don’t know. She said: ‘I’m currently bouncing on a birthing ball eating breakfast. Sadly not an avocado in sight. Miss you.’
There you are, that’s the latest news,” he said.

The show’s fellow presenter Alison Hammond later tweeted about her co-star’s good news, saying: “How exciting! I am gonna go shoppin for baby clothes x”

She is being replaced by stand-in Jenni Falconer, herself four months pregnant.

ANI