Holly Willoughby missing from This Morning for a week as she announces shock 'new career’

THIS Morning fans tuning in to see Holly Willoughby today were told she is off all week.

The 41-year-old presenter was replaced by Rochelle Humes, who is fronting the ITV daytime show alongside Phillip Schofield.

As Phillip explained, Holly is off filming The Games, with Holly telling fans she has a "new career".

Sharing a picture of herself on the set at Crystal Palace in London, she joked that she had become a cheerleader.

Holly wrote: "Morning… going to miss my @thismorning family this week however I’ve had a change of career and become a Cheerleader… it was only a matter of time 💁🏼‍♀️… ❤️."

She and former cricketer Freddie Flintoff, 44, will host The Games live on ITV every night this week.

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The show sees 12 celebrities competing in Olympic-style events after being coached and trained to do their best.

Meanwhile, over in the This Morning studios in West London today, Phillip told viewers what was going on while Holly was away.

He opened the show today by introducing Rochelle and saying: "Hiya. Welcome to your Monday morning.

"Rochelle is here all week because Holly is presenting ITV new show The Games. That's live tonight and all week.

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"We'll be talking about that a little later on. Not taking part, just hosting it beautifully. But thank you for coming to play."

Rochelle, 33, is a regular stand-in alongside Phillip when Holly is away.

She also appeared in January when the ITV star took more than two weeks off to film the BBC's Freeze The Fear with Lee Mack.

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