Holly Willoughby has not had her baby just yet, according to co-star Philip Schofield. On Twitter this morning, Philip wrote: “Morning. No news as yet from @hollywills.”

Philip told This Morning viewers that Holly Willoughby had gone into labour after she was absent from the show.

Philip then found himself swamped by requests for updates on Holly’s labour from fans.

Last night he wrote on Twitter: “Still no news from @hollywills will let you know as soon as I do.”

An hour later he wrote: “Word from @hollywills .. No baby yet, prob tomorrow, but all is well :)”

Last night, Holly’s friend Ferne Cotton visited her in hospital.

The Radio 1 star posted a picture of herself sucking on a gas and air machine on Twitter, writing: “Just at the hospital checking in on Holly who is still in labour. Don’t worry I’m fine.”

She later added: “Just leaving holls now. So weird that when I see her next she’ll have a new little bubba. So excited.”

Holly Willoughby was expected to go on maternity leave on Thursday. Hers temporary replacement Jenni Falconer has stepped in earlier than expected. Holly will return to work in six weeks.

Holly is expecting a baby girl.