Holly Willoughby broke down in tears after Phillip Schofield paid tribute to her – but admits she hasn't read his book

HOLLY Willoughby broke down in tears after Phillip Schofield paid tribute to her on The One Show last night – but admitted that she is yet to read his autobiography.

The 58-year-old star was on the BBC programme to promote the book, and credited his This Morning co-star for her "vital" support when he came out as gay in February this year.

And his sweet remarks caught the 39-year-old beauty off-guard, with Holly taking to her Instagram Story earlier today to heap praise on her pal.

In the video, the mother-of-three is holding up the book as she encourages fans to go out and get a copy of their own.

She explains that she has been saving reading it for her half term break, with Phil asking: "Have you read your bits?"

Holly replies: "No, I haven't read my bits, I told you, I'm not reading any of bits!

"It's really hard in my household to actually sit down and read a book but it's half term next week and this is my plan."

She continued: "However, everyone I know has gone straight through and found the bits that you have spoken about, I've resisted all urge and temptation.

"In fact, today, any bits I've seen in the press is the first that I have read, and you talking on The One Show last night made me cry because I've never actually heard you say that.

"So next week, I'm going in."

Discussing Holly on The One Show, Phil had tenderly shared: "She is such a wise person. She's got such a calm and sensitive aura to her. At home, everyone was saying, 'it'll be okay, it'll be okay'. At work, she was saying, 'it'll be fine', she was the only one who knew at that time at work.

"Then you have to figure out how you do something like that. That's the worst thing about it, if you've got to do something about this in public, it has to be public, I knew they'd be a massive amount of scrutiny.

"And I said to Holly, 'I'll do it on a Thursday morning and I'll go and you carry on with someone else'. We were in a bar in London secretly having this meeting.

"And she said, 'Are you joking? There's no chance you'd leave and I carry on. No, we do it on a Friday, we ask Eamonn and Ruth if we can nick ten minutes of their show, and we both leave together'."

Phil – who was married to wife Stephanie Lowe for 27 years and shares two daughters with her – came out via an Instagram statement, before his interview with Holly on This Morning.

The Sun then sat down exclusively with the star just moments after he came off air.

Elsewhere in his book, Phil revealed that he lost three stone and slept just two hours a night before coming out.

He also admitted that the stress of keeping his sexuality a secret forced him to call in sick to the ITV show – which made his loved ones worry he'd "done something silly".

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