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EntertainmentHolly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield pay emotional tribute to This Morning cameraman after he dies following long illness

18:45  18 september  2019
18:45  18 september  2019 Source:   ok.co.uk

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Schofield paid a touching tribute to a This Morning cameraman after he died yesterdayCredit: itv. Phillip added: "Charlie spent more than 10 years with us here at ITV and it wasn't just behind the cameras Holly added: "Yes we just want you to know that he will be sorely missed, that's for sure."

Speaking on the show, Holly and Phil said: ‘We’re starting with some very sad news about a member of our team here. ‘One of our long -standing crew members Charlie Hart passed away yesterday after battling a long -term illness . Charlie Hart with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield (Picture: ITV).

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield pay emotional tribute to This Morning cameraman after he dies following long illness © ITV/This Morning Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield paid a touching tribute to a This Morning cameraman after his sad passing Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield paid a touching tribute to a This Morning cameraman after his sad passing.

As they opened Wednesday’s show, Holly and Phil sadly told viewers that a cameraman named Charlie Hart who had worked on the daytime show for 10 years had died.

The hosts sadly announced that Charlie had succumbed to a long illness on Tuesday.

Phillip, 57, said: "We're starting with some very sad news about one of our team here."

Holly, 38, continued: "Yes one of our long standing crew members, Charlie Hart, passed away yesterday after battling a long term illness."

Phillip continued to say: "Charlie spent more than 10 years with us here at ITV and it wasn't just behind the cameras that he played an important role, occasionally we managed to tease him out in front of the camera, even appearing in our fashion items."

A clip was then shown of Charlie modelling an outfit on the catwalk during a fashion segment as he talked about the clothes to Phillip and Rochelle Humes, who was standing in for Holly on the day.

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Paying tribute to Charlie, Phil said: "Such a lovely guy, and we all really miss him.

"Our thoughts are with all his family, his children, his grandchildren and his wife Tina."

Holly – who got emotional when her youngest son Chester started school – added: "Yes we just want you to know that he will be sorely missed, that's for sure."

This Morning viewers at home took to Twitter to pay their respects, with one person writing: "Thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this morning at a very sad time like this along with charlies friends and family too r.i.p charlie thinking of you all x.” [sic]

Another person said: “My thoughts are with everyone at this morning and Charlie’s family and friends.”

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield pay emotional tribute to This Morning cameraman after he dies following long illness © ITV/ This Morning Holly and Phil announced the sad news of Charlie Hart's death

And a third viewer wrote: “So sad. Breaks my heart. I am sure he is watching over. You are much loved, cared about, valued, appreciated, respected.”

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Rylan, who has hosted This Morning on a number of occasions, shared a picture of Charlie on his Twitter and Instagram as he revealed that he will miss him.

He wrote: “Absolutely devastated to hear that our lovely Charlie from @thismorning has passed away. There’s decent people then there was him! One of a kind. Will miss him loads x.”

On Instagram Vicky Pattison replied with a broken heart emoji, while Eamonn Holmes commented: “Charlie Hart , you've broken our Hearts by leaving . So sad. Gone too soon.”

Eamonn recently thanked Rylan for “counselling” his wife Ruth Langsford following for tragic death of her sister.

The TV star said Rylan was “superb” after having a two hour phone call with Ruth after she announced that her sister had sadly passed away.

Rylan, who filled in for Ruth alongside Eamonn on This Morning during the summer when Holly and Phil were on a break, said he had a “lovely” phone call with Ruth as he supported her in the difficult time.

Eamonn said on This Morning: "I came in last night and couldn't have any communication with my wife for two and a half hours.

"This man was on the phone to her. You are superb my friend, absolutely superb. You're a great counsellor."

Rylan then added: “We had a lovely chat last night, we really did.”

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Following the cancellation of The Jeremy Kyle Show, ITV are revamping their schedule and This Morning's airtime is being extended by thirty minutes.  According to the Daily Mirror, insiders have revealed an extra £300,000 has been allocated to pay Holly, 38, and Phillip, 57, for their extra thirty minutes of hosting.

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