Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby had This Morning viewers in tears as they performed a coronavirus-proof embrace on the ITV chat show.
In order to stage the hug, the pair used a comically large plastic sheet to prevent the transference of germs. Schofield and Willoughby were returning to This Morning after a seven-week absence, in which the presenters enjoyed a summer break.
“I’m watching on plus one but I legit cried watching Holly and Phil hug each other,” wrote one Twitter user.
Another wrote: “Phil and Holly hugging. We needed that as much as they did. Should start every show like that. Make us all feel good.”