Philip Schofield accidentally breaks social distancing as he sits too close to Holly before saying he’s ‘sick of it’

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Phillip Schofield has broken social distancing rules as he sat closer than the government recommended two metres to co-host Holly Willoughby on This Morning.

The 59 year old, who recently had a vaccine row with Holly after revealing she got a badge for having the first jab, appeared on the ITV show to discuss Boris Johnson's upcoming announcement today, which many believe will be about hugging.

The pair were sitting on their signature blue couch as Phil said: "There is expected be an announcement that hugging will be allowed from next Monday."

He then turned to 40 year old Holly as she gave a hand gesture to move away from her.

"We're also closer than we're meant to be, hold on a second," he quickly said as he jumped back on the couch.

Holly, who recently cracked up over a "demonic" chihuahua as it was compared to a "haunted Victorian child", said: "Back off down that end, I'm where I should be," as Phillip replied: "Yeah, no I'm not."

He then sighed before adding: "I'm sick of all the lists," as Holly attempted to comfort him by saying: "Nearly, nearly, nearly."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to confirm the next stage of the easing of lockdown in England today, which will come into effect on Monday 17 May.

Phillip's on-air mishap comes after Holly recently deleted a photo she shared of her bath on Sunday 9 May after fans warned she was visible in the reflection.

The TV personality decided to treat herself to a bubble bath over the weekend and shared a photo of her self care moment on her Instagram page.

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In the caption of the photo, Holly pointed out that her bubbles had formed a heart shape in her tub, which she captioned: “My bath [heart emoji]’s me…”

However, she seemed unaware that her reflection was visible in the shiny chrome taps of her bath. Some of Holly’s 7.1million followers attempted to alert the TV star in the comments section, with some admitting they had zoomed in to try and get a closer look.

Holly’s reflection in the taps showed her appearing to lean forward to try and take the snap of her tub but, luckily for the stunning blonde, the reflection wasn’t clear.

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One wrote: “Careful of the tap reflection!!” Another pointed out: “Reflection on the tap”.

While a third added: “Already comments people saying they are zooming in on the reflection!”

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