Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield enjoy fun-filled night with their families in lockdown

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  • Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were reunited on Friday night after a week apart.

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    The TV co-hosts had a week off from This Morning because of half term, but couldn’t resist coming together for a night of fun.

    Phil, 58, and Holly, 39, took part in a virtual Murder Mystery night with their families.

    It was Philip’s daughter, Ruby, who shared details of their Friday night activity on Instagram.

    Alongside a picture of the very elaborate set-up – including a table prepared for eight guests (each with name labels, envelopes and details of their character) and a laptop in the middle – Ruby wrote, “Murder Mystery Zoom set up ready @willgrieveson, @hollywilloughby & Dan.”

    It’s not the first time Holly and Phil have enjoyed a fun-filled night together as the pair are best friends off-screen too and regularly socialise outside of work.

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    Holly previously opened up about their friendship and called Philip her “partner on the telly and one of [her] best friends in the world”.

    Their Murder Mystery night comes just weeks after Philip was forced to deny he’d moved out of his family home after coming out as gay.

    The TV star was accused of flouting lockdown rules after he was seen arriving at a flat in central London, days before returning home to his family home.

    One disgruntled fan wrote, “So you moved out but you’re allowed to visit your family? But I can’t go and visit my children and grandchildren. Just the rich or famous that are allowed, good to know.”

    Philip hit back and replied, “Where did you get that I’d moved out… oh yeah, the papers.”

    Philip’s wife of 27 years, Stephanie Lowe, has stood by him since he came out as gay. “I love Phillip, as much today as I ever have, and always will.”

    The couple have two daughters – Molly, 26, and Ruby, 24 – together. And Stephanie praised their understanding.

    She told The Sun, “We’ve been awestruck by the strength and love of our precious girls, even as they’ve been trying to make sense of it all for themselves.

    “Although this is difficult for us all, I support Phillip in taking this brave step.”

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