‘I had a brilliant time!’ Holly Willoughby says her ‘hoarse voice’ is due to ‘shouting and singing’ at dad Brian’s 70th birthday party on This Morning
Holly Willoughby explained the reason for her ‘hoarse voice’ during Monday’s This Morning.
The presenter, 41, claimed it came as a result of celebrating her dad Brian’s 70th birthday party on Sunday, from which she shared a beaming snap to Instagram.
Joined by her co-star Phillip Schofield, 60, she reminisced on her father’s big day, where she’d been ‘dancing, shouting and singing’.
‘I had a brilliant time!’ Holly Willoughby claimed her ‘hoarse voice’ was due to ‘shouting and singing’ at dad Brian’s 70th birthday party over the weekend, on Monday’s This Morning
Opening the programme, she began: ‘We can’t start the show without speaking about the amazing Pride march this weekend. Did you have the best time ever?’
Phil replied: ‘It was amazing, what a lovely atmosphere. Fifty years of Pride and the team down there… Alison was in her element!’ he continued of Alison Hammond.
‘It was so lovely because everyone lining the streets was sort of fun and having a great time, and everyone was very kind and very smiley,’ he added.
This Morning crews were seen marching through the capital as they marked 50 years since the very first Pride weekend, but Holly was nowhere to be seen.
Beaming: Being forced to miss out on London Pride, Holly had written on Instagram at the time: ‘The sun is shining down on @pride London today… If you are going, have the best time…’
She told viewers: ‘I was down at my parent’s house because it was my dad’s 70th birthday party this weekend, which is why I sound a little hoarse because I’ve been dancing and shouting and singing!’
‘I had a brilliant time, more importantly, he had a brilliant time!’
Being forced to miss out on the festivities, Holly had written on Instagram at the time: ‘The sun is shining down on @pride London today… If you are going, have the best time…
Family: Holly is pictured with Terry in a beaming snap, which she previously shared to Instagram
‘Wish I was with my @itv family today at the parade but it’s my dads 70th birthday celebration this weekend… enjoy! #pride #lgbtq [rainbow emoji].’
It comes after Phillip attended his first Pride celebration as a proud gay man, after the event returned for the first time following the COVID pandemic.
The star, who has been married to his wife Steph since 1993, came out in February 2020, appearing on the ITV show to discuss his news with his co-host and best friend Holly , during which he broke down in tears.
Phil, who is father to daughters Molly and Ruby, was joined on Saturday by Dame Kelly Holmes who has also come out and said it was her first ever LGBT+ event.
Pals: Phil (centre) pictured before the parade with Dame Kelly Holmes (right) and Allison Hammond (left) marched through the capital during the festivities
The parade, which marked the historic 50th anniversary of the UK’s first parade in London, was also attended by Alison Hammond, Lorraine Kelly and stylish Gok Wan.
Phillip was also seen on her Instagram live making the heart sign to the crowd of over 600 LGBT+ groups who joined the march – the first event to be held since the pandemic began.
Floats lined Park Lane as revellers were seen wearing face paint, glitter, jewels and sequins as they walked from Hyde Park Corner to Whitehall, while paying homage to the original 1972 march, which 2,000 people attended.
Out and Proud: Phil (left) waved to the crowd as he was joined by Gok Wan (centre) and Dame Kelly (right)