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Holly Willoughby Pulls Out Of 'This Morning' After Son Sustains Head Injury

Ruth Langsford was called in to front the show with Phillip Schofield.

18/04/2016 12:02

Holly Willoughby was forced to pull out of presenting 'This Morning' on Monday (18 April), after her son sustained a head injury. 

The presenter wanted to be at 18-month-old Chester's side as he received stitches for a "nasty cut on his head", after he fell over yesterday. 

Ruth Langsford, who usually fronts the ITV daytime show on Fridays with husband Eamonn Holmes, was called in at the last minute to present alongside Phillip Schofield.

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Holly Willoughby pulled out of hosting 'This Morning' on Monday

Explaining Holly's absence to viewers at the beginning of the programme, Phillip said: “Ruth’s standing in today because - and before I go any further, he’s all right - Chester, her youngest son, yesterday fell over and banged his head. And he’s got a very nasty cut on his head. 

“They dressed it overnight, and today he has to go back into hospital and they’re going to put stitches in it. But he’s absolutely fine.”

“Obviously she wants to be with him,” Ruth added. 

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Ruth Langsford stepped in to present with Phillip Schofield

Holly and TV producer husband Dan Baldwin welcomed Chester in October 2014, and she took a year off from presenting 'This Morning' to spend time with him. 

The couple are also parents to two other children, six-year-old Harry, and daughter Belle, who turned five last week.

Holly recently confessed she and 'Celebrity Juice' co-star Fearne Cotton were "done" with having more babies, when asked about the possibility of having a fourth child.

'This Morning' airs weekdays from 10.30am on ITV. 

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