Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were overjoyed to see each other again on today's This Morning, as they wrapped their arms around each other in a hug.

The presenting duo had spent two months apart as they took annual leave, only to return to the ITV studios earlier today with a skip in their step.

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes had replaced the double act on the show, presenting from Mondays to Thursdays.

Rochelle Homes took over the Friday show, presenting alongside a range of celeb hosts from Dermot O'Leary to Strictly Come Dancing star Ore Odbua.

Holly and Phil were delighted to reunite on today's show

Officially back in the studio, Phil exclaimed: "It's nice to see you!"

Looking a little tearful, Holly replied: "It's nice to see you too!"

In order to facilitate hugging, the pair wheeled in a "cuddle curtain," which had been designed with specialist armholes for germ-free hugs.

The duo wrapped each other in a hug, courtesy of the cuddle curtain

Showing off the contraption, Phil said: "Its a cuddle curtain. It means that can actually give each other a hug."

While Holly admitted this time last year she would have found the idea strange, she added: “This year, I'm all over this!”

Holly and Phil then stuck their arms through the plastic holes and wrapped each other in a warm embrace, thrilled to see each other.

Ant and Dec remarked on the "bizarre" moment as they watched from the sofa

Watching from the sofa, their guests Ant and Dec remarked: "What a bizarre touching moment."

Alison Hammond, who is due to appear on the show later in the episode, then urged the ITV team to purchase another curtain so she could wrap Phil and Holly in an embrace of her own.

Bursting into laughter, Holly assured her she would make it a priority.

This Morning airs on weekdays at 10am on ITV.