This Morning celebrates 20 years of Phillip Schofield with flashback

ITV's This Morning paid tribute to its host Phillip Schofield sharing a look back at his first time hosting the show 20 years ago this week.

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HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: We couldn't start today's show without mentioning something very special. Actually it really is a huge achievement--

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: I didn't realise.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: --I have to say.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: I didn't realise.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: I know, until yesterday. We were doing our meeting we always do at the end of the show. It's like, what's coming on tomorrow's show? And the producers went, did you know it's 20 years exactly since Phil officially started presenting on "This Morning." 20 years!

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: It's gone like that.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: I know. Shall we have a look back?

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Oh, should we?

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: Yes, we should. Here it is.

- Morning!

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Morning.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: Welcome to the jungle. And welcome to Phillip. How are you?

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Thank you. I'm really chuffed to be here.

- Hot, tired, sexually frustrated in many of their cases.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: And that's for sure. Definitely sexually frustrated.

- And extremely bad tempered.

- What were you watching last night?

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Well, I have all week wanted to shout one thing. I thought this morning I may shout it [? with ?] the pressure of doing this program, but at no stage have I wanted to say, "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!"

- Phillip, you've been fantastic.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: That was fun.

- Thank you very much indeed.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Yeah, thank you very much.

- See you next Friday.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Yeah.

- And we'll look forward to seeing you on Monday.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Have a good weekend.

- Bye!

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Bye now.

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HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: Oh my god.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Oh my god.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: I've never seen that.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: I don't think I've ever seen. That must have been the first ever series of "I'm a Celeb."

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: Yeah, it would have been 20 years-- 20 years ago. So it's their 20th anniversary as well then it must be.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: That's mad.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: Do you know what's so weird about that is seeing you as the new boy.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Yeah.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: That's so weird because you're like-- I mean, it just feels like you've been here forever.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: And I was nervy as well.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: I know!

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Yeah, big [INAUDIBLE]

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: You've got your--

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Fern was so lovely.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: Looking after you.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: She was looking after me.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: That's what you were like with me on my first day.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Wow. Well, thank you.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: 20 years.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Thank you, thank you.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: Congratulations. Well done.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Thank you. I think-- I haven't heard anything about the audition, so I'm assuming-- that's why I keep rocking up.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: You got the job.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: No one's ever told me I've actually got the job.

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY: It's official. You've done 20 years of rehearsals. It's yours.

PHILLIP SCHOFIELD: Well, thank you. And I never forget how lucky I am, so thank you very much.