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Jessica Sansome

Holly Willoughby sends 'love you' message to Alison Hammond as they share major unaired ITV This Morning change

Holly Willought had just two words and a question for Alison Hammond after they finished their latest rare stint hosting This Morning together. The pair were seen at the helm of the ITV daytime show on Monday (March 27) as Phillip Schofield takes the week off.

Their stint on the show together comes after Alison and Holly spent some time together over the weekend after she finally joined the blonde beauty's 'girl gang'. It comes after she hit the headlines over the weekend as the mum-of-one is said to be distraught after a 'blackmailer' demanded money or they'd 'end her career'.

It has been claimed that Alison had already purchased a BMW car, worth an estimated £5,000, after the unidentified man threatened to "ruin" her. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is alleged to have blackmailed the mum-of-one over a period of eight months and West Midlands Police are now involved.

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Taking to Instagram on Sunday (March 26), Alison shared a snap of herself, Holly, and Holly's 'girl gang' which she said was 'needed'. She could be seen smiling alongside Spice Girl Emma Bunton, All Saints singer Nicole Appleton, Shiarra Bell, who is head of artist relations at Universal Music and wife of Ride rocker Andy Bell, and PR guru Niki de Metz.

"Girl therapy night! Needed that@hollywilloughby @emmaleebunton @shishib," Alison captioned the post with Holly's older sister, Kelly Willoughby, among the first to respond. She said: "Ahhhhhhh. Always a healer. You’ve got this. Thanks for the fun." And fans were also keen to share their support.

Alison with Holly and her famous 'girl gang' (Alison Hammond Instagram)

But back to This Morning and openeing the show, Holly, 42, said: "Hello, good morning and welcome to Monday's This Morning." Holly kicked off the show as Alison, 48, held onto her hand before celebrating their hosting collab. Confirming Phillip's length of absence, but not the reason why, she went on: "Phillip is taking the week off so all the adults have left the building... Alison's come to play," Holly said with a squeal. "It's so good to be here," Alison responded.

"It's nice actually, to start the week off," the former Big Brother star added as Holly asked if it was good to be on the show on a Monday. "And you're here," she added to Holly who replied: "It's lovely to have you here."

After a jam-packed show, Holly took to Instagram with a photo of the pair which she captioned: "Love you @alisonhammond55..." She then asked: "Same time tomorrow?" The mum-of-three also took to her Instagram Story where she shared a big, unaired change.

Holly and Alison were seen recreating the show's opening titles (Holly Willoughby Instagram)

Ahead of each episode of This Morning the credits show Holly and Phillip outside and inside the ITV studio as a look at what's coming up on the show is also revealed. It usually needs with the pair being seen behind the scenes walking onto the set.

However, in a new video, Holly and Alison recreated the end of the opening sequence. The pair put their arm around one another as the strutted towards the camera as Holly gave a smile and Alison gave a wave the camera before the latters iconic laugh could be heard.


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