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Phil And Holly Do Their Own Makeup As ‘This Morning’ Airs With No Glam Squad

Phil And Holly Do Their Own Makeup As ‘This Morning’ Airs With No Glam Squad

Coronavirus restrictions meant that ITV’s makeup team were not on hand to help.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

ITV announced a whole host of changes to its daytime TV filming at the weekend, putting shows on halt and reducing the number of staff on site in order to adhere to the government's coronavirus social distancing guidance, and keep everyone as safe as possible.

And Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby showed fans the extent of the new changes today as they prepared to film This Morning - tasked with doing their own glam so that makeup artists could stay at home.

Taking to Instagram, Phil, 57, showed off his freshly spruced-up face, and revealed he had done his own makeup for the first time ever.

"Well, this is a first. No glam squad now. I've just made myself up...," he said. "So, er... I don't think I look like Barbara Catland..."

Panning to Holly, who could also be seen at a makeup counter, he asked: "Do I look alright?"

Phillip Schofield told fans he'd done his own makeup (
Instagram/ Phillip Schofield)

"I think you look like you," Holly replied. "Do I look like me?"

"You've done yourself too," Phil responded, before telling his followers: "It's just the two of us."

He reflected: "Normally this makeup room is a hotbed for gossip and goodness knows what. There's no teams now, but the gossip is still good!"

Holly could be seen doing her makeup in the background (
Instagram/Phillip Schofield)

Laughing, Holly confirmed: "Good gossip, good gossip!"

The pair's solo makeup was only the first step that Phil and Holly took, alongside ITV, to ensure that This Morning filming was as safe as possible.

They also remained a notable two metres apart while filming today's show - a measure they'll have to keep up as long as the show remains on air.

Holly and Phil made sure to socially distance (

"Yup, still here. You might notice something a bit different, we're sitting further apart to comply with social distancing guidelines, it feels weird," Phil told viewers as he kept his distance from Holly.

Wistfully looking over at Phil, Holly said she couldn't wait to hug him again.

"It does feel weird, I can't wait for that day when I get to give you a big hug because that's what we need now," she said.

ITV has promised to keep This Morning on air for as long as they can, adding that their filming schedule will constantly remain under review as coronavirus guidance changes.

Lorraine Kelly appeared on GMB with Piers (

It isn't the only show facing big changes.

At the weekend, the channel announced that, in order to ensure there are as few people working as possible, Loose Women will air repeats rather than being live and Lorraine Kelly will appear on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan for the final hour, instead of hosting her own show.

It explained that GMB will be extended from 6am until 10am as of today.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, TV News, Coronavirus, ITV