Holly Willoughby walks with son Harry, 11, after missing This Morning episodes over children's coronavirus scare

HOLLY Willoughby looked happy as she stepped out for a walk with her son Harry after missing two This Morning episodes due to a coronavirus scare.

The 39-year-old presenter looked trendy in a colourful bobble hat, green waxed jacket and skinny jeans for the stroll in west London.

She finished off her look with shades, leather gloves and chunky boots as she kept by the 11-year-old's side.

Yesterday Holly spoke out for the first time since her family's Covid scare, telling fans: “I chose not to alert everyone to this.”

The This Morning presenter got viewers in a panic last week after she missed two days of work with no explanation, leading many to speculate the reason why. 

The Sun revealed Holly was forced to miss two days of work after two of her kids became ill and had to get tested for coronavirus. 

Holly was also tested, despite having no symptoms, and the family received the all-clear on Friday night – meaning she will be back in the studio on tomorrow.

Sharing an update with her fans, the mum-of-three posted a statement on Instagram. 

Holly wrote: “I chose not to alert everyone to this because my focus was on looking after them…

“Thankfully all tests came back negative and everybody's feeling much better… see you Monday!”

Holly shares children Harry, 11, Belle, nine, and Chester, five, with producer husband Dan Baldwin.

In the message she thanked fans on Instagram writing: "Over the last few days two of our children were unwell and had symptoms of Covid.

"In line with government guidelines we were waiting for results of the tests before I return to work.

"Couple that with just wanting to look after two poorly children, it meant having two days away from This Morning."

News of her scare ended days of frantic speculation after Alison Hammond and Davina McCall were called in at the last minute to replace her.

A source told The Sun: "Two of the children became really poorly at the start of the week, and came down with Covid-like symptoms.

"There was no question that Holly was going to go to work – she wanted to stay at home and just be a mum, looking after her kids.

"So they've all been isolating at home, awaiting their test results. Obviously it was a worrying time but Phillip [Schofield] and everyone at ITV was incredibly supportive."

This Morning fans flooded social media in the wake of Holly's absence this week, prompting a flurry of wild speculation as to where she was.

One fan tweeted after Davina filled in on Thursday: “Still no Holly then? Curiouser and curiouser. What’s the craic with holly then?"

Wednesday saw Alison Hammond taking the regular presenter's place, with regular stand-in hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford taking care of things on Friday.

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