Phillip Schofield SKYDIVES into studios for This Morning 30th birthday

Phillip Schofield, 56, SKYDIVES into studios for This Morning’s 30th birthday (after amusing cameo from Theresa May)… but his entrance is ruined by awkward sound problems

Phillip Schofield took his dedication to This Morning to dizzying heights on Wednesday when he skydived into the studios from 15,000 feet. 

The 56-year-old presenter yelled, ‘Let’s get this show on the road!’ before throwing himself out of a helicopter and flying through the air with the Red Devils to mark the ITV show’s 30th anniversary. 

The ITV star’s incredible entrance was ruined however when his microphone started playing up as he tried to talk – causing annoyed viewers to flood Twitter with their complaints about technical problems.

Taking to the skies: Phillip Schofield took his dedication to This Morning to dizzying heights on Wednesday when he skydived into the studios from 15,000 feet

Viewers were treated to special footage from the very start of today’s 30th anniversary show.

As This Morning began, Phillip was seen in the back of a cab stuck in a traffic jam trying to get to the studio. 


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Warning his co-host Holly Willoughby that he might miss the start of the special show, he explain he needed help and warned ‘be quick’. Holly then set about making a few calls.

First to learn of a 30th This Morning special potentially without Phillip, Dermot O’Leary said to Holly: ‘What? 30th with no Phillip… not on my watch! I’ll call in some favours’.

Here she is! Theresa May made a cameo during the skit, saying: ‘It’s This Morning’s 30th birthday, Phillip absolutely have to be there… I know just the people who can help you’

Helping hand: Directing him to a Red Devils sign, the PM signed off saying, ‘Remember Phillip, the nations going to be watching… good luck!’ 

Nightmare: Holly was left horrified when Phillip told her she was stuck in traffic and might not make it to the anniversary episode 

Newsreader Mary Nightingale was then seen saying: ‘Don’t worry, I know exactly who to call…’ 

Dr Who star Jodie Whittaker answered Mary’s call before ringing Keith Lemon to say: ‘Phil needs ya…’

With the help of Keith Lemon, Prime Minister Theresa May called Phillip back directly.  

Concern: She called up Dermot O’Leary who gave newsreader Mary Nightingale a bell

Star-studded: Newsreader Mary Nightingale was then seen saying, ‘Don’t worry, I know exactly who to call…’ 

Star-studded: Dr Who star Jodie Whittaker answered Mary’s call before calling Keith Lemon saying ‘Phil needs ya…’

Cameos galore: With the help of Keith Lemon, Prime Minister Theresa May called Phillip back directly

Theresa said: ‘It’s This Morning’s 30th birthday, you absolutely have to be there… I know just the people who can help you.’

Directing him to a Red Devils sign, the PM signed off saying: ‘Remember Phillip, the nation’s going to be watching. Good luck!’

Joining forces with the Red Devils, Phillip was seen getting on a plane to fly across town before jumping out of the plane and sky diving to arrive at the This Morning studios at Television Centre just in time.  

Drastic measures: After all their efforts, Phillip was confronted with the Red Devils, the Parachute Regiment’s parachute display team

Ready to go: The 56-year-old presenter yelled ‘let’s get the show is on’ before throwing himself out of a helicopter and flying through the air 

Smooth guy: Phillip showed no fear as he took to the skies 

Holly was seen standing outside with her hands in the air and declared: ‘What time do you call this?’

The stunt was reminiscent of the stunning Olympics opening ceremony in 2012, which featured a stunt double for the Queen skydiving into the stadium. 

In the segment, pre-recorded at Buckingham Palace, the Queen receives 007 star Daniel Craig with the words: ‘Good evening, Mr Bond.’

Looks familiar! The stunt was reminiscent of the stunning Olympics opening ceremony in 2012, which featured a stunt double for the Queen skydiving into the stadium

Iconic: A stuntman dressed to look like the Queen jumped out of a helicopter and parachuted to the ground at the Olympic stadium

Memorable moment: The stunt became one of the stand-out moments of Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony 

They then leave and walk towards a helicopter, corgis in tow, and at one point Craig gives a nuanced glance in Her Majesty’s direction.

A stuntman dressed to look like the Queen jumped out of a helicopter and parachuted to the ground at the Olympic stadium.

Phillip later thanked all involved to help get him to the special show on time, and the 30th party started with a performance from The Bootleg Beatles to reference its Liverpool roots.  

Brave guy: Father-of-two Phillip was seen strapped into a parachute suit ahead of his daredevil stunt


Just another day in the office! He looked unruffled as he arrived at the studios and was unstrapped from the parachute by one of the Red Devils 

Man of the moment: It was a change of outfit for Phillip, who seemed comfortable in the personalised outfit 


Ready for action: Phillip chatted away to Holly after his scene-stealing skydive

Reunited: Holly was seen standing outside with her hands in the air and declared: ‘What time do you call this?’

Exciting episode: Phillip later thanked all involved to help get him to the special show on time, and the 30th party started with a performance from The Bootleg Beatles to reference its Liverpool roots

Holly and Phillip’s special studio audience packed with viewers who’s lives This Morning has saved or changed in some way.

However, Phillip’s skydive was somewhat overshadowed by sound problems with his microphone. 

Viewers flocked to Twitter to complain that they couldn’t hear what he and Holly were saying during the 30-second blunder. 

‘Is anyone having technical issues with Phil and Holly talking,’ one user asked. 

‘You would have thought after 30 years they would have sorted their microphones out,’ another vented. 

Oh dear: The ITV star’s incredible entrance was ruined however when his microphone started playing up as he tried to talk – causing annoyed viewers to flood Twitter with their complaints about technical problems

‘Soon as Holly says ‘We are still going strong’, Phil’s mic goes crazy, oh the irony!’ a third viewer raged. 

Elsewhere on the show, Holly admitted she tuned into This Morning every day when she was on maternity leave because it felt like she had a ‘friend’ in her room when she was ‘struggling.’

The 37-year-old presenter has admitted she struggled to adapt to motherhood when she gave birth to children; Harry, nine, Belle, seven, and Chester, four – whom she has with her husband Dan Baldwin – and found herself looking forward to the daily brunch time show when she had been up all night with her babies. 

Awkward: Viewers complained that they couldn’t hear what he and Holly were saying during the 30-second blunder

Ever the professionals: Despite the technical gaffes, the presenting duo carried on smoothly 

The blonde beauty – who joined the programme as a host in 2009 – said on the  show: ‘It was my first job that I came back to having had my first baby, Harry. And then I was pregnant with Belle. I mean it felt like I was pregnant a lot. 

‘I’ve been all shapes and sizes on this show but the thing about having that moment was being on maternity leave and watching the show as a viewer again and remembering and understanding how important this show is.

‘I remember just texting Phil on maternity all the time saying: “Today’s show was amazing!”

I’m here at home, I haven’t slept, I’m trying to feed my kids, I’m really struggling and it felt like there was a friend always in the corner of my room.

‘It was just a reminder of what this show does and how important it is. It’s lovely to watch it as a viewer in my dressing gown.’ 

Admission: Elsewhere on the show, Holly admitted she tuned into This Morning every day when she was on maternity leave because it felt like she had a ‘friend’ in her room when she was ‘struggling’ 


Sweet: The 37-year-old presenter has admitted she struggled to adapt to motherhood when she gave birth to children; Harry, nine, Belle, seven, and Chester, four – whom she has with her husband Dan Baldwin – and found herself looking forward to the daily brunch time show when she had been up all night with her babies

 

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