Holly Willoughby surprises Phillip Schofield with sweet birthday cake made by her kids as she shares gushing tribute

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Holly Willoughby has surprised her This Morning co-star Phillip Schofield with a homemade birthday cake by her children.

Phil is celebrating his 59th birthday today, Thursday 1 April.

Holly, 40 , who recently embraced the sunshine and ditched her high heels after a painful injury, took to her Instagram feed to share several photos of Phil in the makeup room holding a small wooden slab that had "Holly's Jolly" written on it while the cake rested on top.

TV presenter Phillip appeared overcome with emotion as he held up the cake while smiling at who might've been Holly in the background.

The star wore a white shirt with a blue patterned design all over it as he blew out the three candles resting on the cake, before then bursting out into laughter.

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In the caption, Holly wrote: "Happy birthday to this gorgeous human… love you to bits @schofe forever my partner in laughter….," followed by a pink heart emoji.

Phillip later took to his own Instagram stories to share a video himself blowing out the candles while his colleague sang Happy Birthday to him.

Over it, he explained that the cake was baked by Holly's three children Harry, 11, Belle, nine, and six year old Chester as he wrote: "Cake made by Holly's Harry, Belle & Chester".

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He also revealed that the This Morning team made him a full English breakfast, complete with sausages, a sandwich, roast tomatoes, a bowl of fruit and a glass of orange juice. He wrote over this "I've been made a birthday brekkie!!!!"

Phillip, who was recently seen carrying a bouquet of flowers on his wedding anniversary, also shared a photo of himself and his colleagues holding up flutes to cheers the special the day, which he wrote over: "Socially distances Buck's Fizz 'cheers'".

Fans were quick to wish him a Happy Birthday as one person wrote: "Happy birthday Phil have a great day," alongside a red heart emoji, smiling face emoji, birthday cake emoji and a celebration emoji.

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Another said: "Happy birthday lovely !! Have a fab day xxx," with a birthday cake emoji, celebration emoji, present emoji, and a martini glass emoji. While a third added: "Happy Birthday Phil," with a red heart emoji.

It's no secret that Holly and Phillip are close friends both on and off the This Morning show as she helped him come to terms with his sexuality last year.

Promoting his memoir Life's What You Make It, Phil opened up on their unbreakable bond as he told Chris Evans: "Holly has been astonishing.

"Literally, the best mate… She's serene and calming and sensible and balanced. Not just for me but also for [his wife] Steph."

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Chris became emotional himself as he told Phillip that he didn't recognise him the last time they met because of his plummeting weight.

He said: "Holly gave me a look and I thought – hmm – something's going on here – you looked like a little old man, because there was nothing of you."

Phillip emotionally responded: "You disappear inside yourself, and that's when you're lost. All you're doing is thinking about whatever it is that's on your mind."

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