Holly Willoughby opened This Morning today with Phillip Schofield by her side today.

However, she told viewers that she almost had to host the show solo.

Holly, 39, explained: "You are lucky you've got two of us today because I was almost presenting the show alone, wasn't I? What happened to you today?!"

Phil responded: "On your phone, you set your alarm from Monday to Thursday. Last week, it went off perfectly.

"This morning, it just didn't bother. How can that happen?!"

Holly nearly hosted the show without Phil today

Holly added: "I don't know how that can happen."

"That's quite scary. So you had a last minute dash?"

Phillip replied: "Yes! It's when you wake up and you look at your phone and your heart just goes, 'Boof!'"

Alison Hammond interrupted Monday's edition of This Morning to share an exciting announcement with hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby

Holly said: "It happens once a year though and at least you've got yours out of the way early on in the term."

It's lucky Phil was there as Alison Hammond interrupted Monday's edition of This Morning to share an exciting announcement.

The 45-year-old former Big Brother star appeared on today's show to take part in a cooking segment but the TV favourite told the production team to stop the music so she could reveal some big news.

Alison went on to tell Holly and Phillip that This Morning had won the Best Daytime Show award at the 2020 TV Choice Awards.

The Big Brother star excitedly revealed that This Morning had won a TV Choice Award

Due to Covid-19, there was no glitzy awards ceremony or after party and it was the fifth time in a row that This Morning had won the award.

Alison went on to thank Holly and Phillip for presenting the show during the coronavirus pandemic.

Holly and Phillip offered their gratitude viewers and home and were delighted that This Morning had won another award.

This Morning beat off competition from the likes of Good Morning Britain to win the TV Choice award.

Alison unveiled the award, which had been hidden in the oven on the kitchen set.

The rest of the winners will be announced on the TV Choice Award's website tonight at 7pm.

This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am