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    Phillip Schofield dons a Santa suit and beard while filming Christmas television

    Phillip Schofield dons a Santa suit and beard as he makes a call to pal Holly Willoughby while filming Christmas television FOUR months in advance

    Britain basked in a heatwave last week with temperatures soaring to 36C in some parts of the country.

    Yet despite being in the midst of summer, Phillip Schofield was already thinking about the festive months ahead, as he filmed Christmas television on Tuesday. 

    The This Morning presenter, 58, donned a full Father Christmas outfit complete with white fur trim, a long fake beard and a matching red hat.

    It’s Christmas! Phillip Schofield was already thinking about the festive months ahead, as he filmed Christmas television on Tuesday

    Phillip appeared to be learning a script in his dressing room while wearing the festive costume, as he joked that it had been a ‘peculiar week’.

    In one snap Phillip pulled a bemused expression while making a phone call, as he revealed he was on the phone to his co-star and pal Holly Willoughby.

    It is unclear what Phillip was filming for however he was clearly well prepared for Christmas four months in advance. 

    Prepared: The This Morning presenter, 58, donned a full Father Christmas outfit complete with white fur trim, a long fake beard and a matching red hat

    Prepared: The This Morning presenter, 58, donned a full Father Christmas outfit complete with white fur trim, a long fake beard and a matching red hat

    Phillip and Holly may well have been having a chat about their This Morning return which will be in two weeks, as Holly self-isolates after returning early from her Portugal holiday.

    The Mirror reports the much-loved presenting duo, will come back to the studio on September 1 following their summer breaks, on the same date Piers Morgan will return to Good Morning Britain.

    The return date gives Holly the mandatory time to self-isolate in the UK and ensure she is safe to return to the studio.     

    Comeback: Phillip and Holly may well have been having a chat about their This Morning return which will be in two weeks, as Holly self-isolates after returning early from her Portugal holiday (pictured above in 2019)

    Comeback: Phillip and Holly may well have been having a chat about their This Morning return which will be in two weeks, as Holly self-isolates after returning early from her Portugal holiday (pictured above in 2019)

    UK government Covid-19 restrictions mean all passengers returning to Britain from Portugal must self-isolate for 14 days.

    MailOnline has contacted representatives for This Morning, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield for comment.

    Holly was forced to cut short her seven-week family holiday to go into quarantine so that she can return on time to host This Morning.

    The TV presenter had planned to fly home from the Algarve at the end of August after taking a summer break with husband Dan Baldwin, 45, and their children Harry, 11, Belle, nine, and Chester, five.  

    All good things come to an end: Holly was forced to cut short her seven-week family holiday to go into quarantine so that she can return on time to host This Morning

    All good things come to an end: Holly was forced to cut short her seven-week family holiday to go into quarantine so that she can return on time to host This Morning

    Fan favourites: The presenting duo presented their last shows before the summer break in July

    Fan favourites: The presenting duo presented their last shows before the summer break in July 

    As a result, the TV star has flown home a fortnight early and will quarantine with her family at their London home to be back on screens by September 7.

    A source told MailOnline: ‘Holly accepts that she has to go into quarantine and will follow the rules but she isn’t happy losing two weeks from her holiday.

    ‘The summer break is her chance to re-charge after a hectic period and to spend time with her family. After all the stresses of the pandemic she had been looking forward to relaxing as long as possible.

    ‘Instead of seven weeks away she has had to make it five – but it’s what she’s had to do to keep the This Morning team safe and to ensure she returns to the show on time.’ 

    'The summer is her chance to re-charge': A source told MailOnline Holly isn't happy about cutting her summer break short by two weeks but understands she must follow the rules

    ‘The summer is her chance to re-charge’: A source told MailOnline Holly isn’t happy about cutting her summer break short by two weeks but understands she must follow the rules 

    Returning to work: The source explained that Holly was disappointed but it's what 'she's had to do to keep the This Morning team safe and to ensure she returns to the show on time'

    Returning to work: The source explained that Holly was disappointed but it’s what ‘she’s had to do to keep the This Morning team safe and to ensure she returns to the show on time’

    A source close to Holly said of the arrangement: ‘Holly isn’t ‘unhappy’ to be returning, but happy to do what is necessary to keep everyone safe’.

    Holly and her family stayed in the luxury resort of Quinta do Lago, which is favoured by other celebrities, including Wayne Rooney and her co-host Phillip Schofield.

    The UK government introduced the 14-day quarantine period for travellers to the country on June 8 when a coronavirus spike hit with an infection rate of almost 50 per 100,000 population, one of the highest in Europe.

    Portugal’s removal from the quarantine list could be announced this week but would not be enforced until the end of August, but it would be too late for the presenter and her family.

    They flew to Portugal soon after her last appearance on This Morning on July 10 with Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford, both 60, filling in.

    Quality time: Holly had planned to fly home from the Algarve at the end of August after taking a summer break with husband Dan Baldwin and their children Harry, Belle and Chester

    Quality time: Holly had planned to fly home from the Algarve at the end of August after taking a summer break with husband Dan Baldwin and their children Harry, Belle and Chester 

    Married: Holly and husband Dan stayed in the luxury resort of Quinta do Lago, which is favoured by other celebrities, including Wayne Rooney and her co-host Phillip Schofield

    Married: Holly and husband Dan stayed in the luxury resort of Quinta do Lago, which is favoured by other celebrities, including Wayne Rooney and her co-host Phillip Schofield 

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