Can Holly really replace Fern?

16 July 2009

Holly Willoughby

Tomorrow is a sad day for homeworkers, the recently redundant and anyone planning on taking a duvet day in the foreseeable future (what's the point of Swine Flu sick notes now, eh?) because it's Fern Britton's last on This Morning. As was announced last night, she is to be replaced by Holly Willoughby - a younger, thinner, blonder model whose inoffensive presenting style is about as exciting as a Women's Institute meeting (and not a trendy one in Shoreditch, either). We're sure Holly is lovely, but Fern is the nation's auntie. Can her quick wit, cheeky sense of humour and matronly demeanour – to us, her friendly face was as important as orange juice and tissues in the flu recovery process – really be matched by a 28-year-old most famous for showing a little bit too much cleavage on Dancing on Ice? We hope time proves us wrong, but we don't think so. In the meantime, here's our favourite Fern'n'Phil giggling moment for posterity's sake. We'll miss you!


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