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HOLLY Willoughby was forced to miss two days of work after two of her children fell ill and had to be tested for coronavirus, The Sun can reveal

The family got the green light last night – and the 39-year-old will be back in the studio on Monday

She posted a thank you message to fans on Instagram this morning, writing: “In the past few days two of our children were sick with symptoms of Covid

“In accordance with government guidelines, we were awaiting test results before returning to work

“Add to that just wanting to take care of two unhappy kids, that meant having two days away from This Morning”

She added: “I chose not to alert everyone about this as I was focusing on taking care of them

News of her fear ends days of rampant speculation after Alison Hammond and Davina McCall were called in at the last minute to replace her

A source told The Sun earlier today: “Two of the children got really bad at the start of the week and exhibited Covid-like symptoms

“There was no doubt Holly was going to go to work – she wanted to stay home and just be a mom, take care of her kids

“So they all went into isolation at home, waiting for their test results. It was obviously a worrying time, but Phillip [Schofield] and everyone at ITV were incredibly supportive”

This Morning fans flooded social media in the wake of Holly’s absence this week, sparking a wave of wild speculation about where she was

A fan tweeted after Davina replied on Thursday, “Still no Holly then? Curious and Curious So what’s the craic with Holly?

On Wednesday Alison Hammond took the place of regular host, while regular replacement hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford took care of things on Friday

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