This Morning's Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have announced that the show will be throwing its very own special pantomime this year – which they will be starring in.
The presenters opened the ITV show today (Monday, 28 September) by revealing that the series will be bringing some Christmas cheer to viewers in the form of a panto, which will feature a few special guests.
"2020 hasn't been the year we all hoped it would be. Amongst the many things that have been cancelled it looks like there won’t be many pantomimes this Christmas," Holly said.
"Well, we couldn’t let that happen so today we can reveal, can I have a drum roll please? That this Christmas we are throwing a This Morning pantomime," Phil confirmed.
Alison Hammond cheekily called out: "Oh no you're not!" to which Holly replied: "Oh yes we are! On Friday 11th December we'll be opening the curtains and bringing you some Christmas cheer as me, Phil and our entire This Morning family put on our fancy dress for our very own Christmas pantomime."
Phil added that he and Holly knew nothing of the panto plans until they came in this morning, before Holly revealed that starring in a panto has been a lifelong dream of hers – and she'd want to play Cinderella, naturally.
"I've got to do it soon, because I'm getting too old to be Cinderella. I’m already too old to be Cinderella," she told Phil.
"No, you're never too old to be Cinderella. We're going to have loads of special guests popping in as well," Phil disclosed.
One of those special guests is to be Christopher Biggins, who had his panto cancelled this year due to Covid. He playfully suggested that Phil and Holly could play the ugly sisters.
Speaking about all of the cancelled pantos this year, he added: "It's very, very sad and I feel sorry for the young kids who won’t be working, but we must try and give as much pleasure as we can in these terrible times, and so I think this is a great idea that we do this pantomime.
"Just have fun and enjoy yourselves, it's a grand time of year for pantomime."
Holly asked Biggins: "Do I need to be able to sing?"
To which he joked: "No darling, no. Very few people sing. Look at Elaine Page, she doesn’t sing."
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.
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