This Morning’s Holly Willoughby left red-faced over awkward on-air blunder

This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby was left feeling embarrassed this morning after making a maths mistake live on air – or so she thought.

Holly and co-star Phillip Schofield returned to our screens today after a week off to spend some time with their families over half term.

The dynamic duo played show favourite It's Behind You today where Holly and Phillip have to guess a number of different items and people based on descriptions give to them by viewers.

Each correct guess increases the viewers prize fund.

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Holly, 39, decided at the end of the game that she would add up how much cash the ITV daytime show had given away to the fan on the phone.

She did the calculations in her head on the spot, while a little confused, before claiming the total would be £1,200.

But Holly was soon told by a producer via an ear piece that her guess was supposedly wrong, with Phillip also correcting her.

He said the right total was £1,300 leaving the blonde beauty red-faced as she laughed it off.

Eagled-eyed viewers were quick to point out that Holly was in fact correct.

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Taking to their keyboards to defend Holly, fans correctly worked out the total was in fact £1,200.

One fan penned: "No she was right it was £1,200."

A second added: "Holly was right it was £1,200."

A third agreed: "Holly was right, it's £1,200."

As the show returned from an advert break, Holly had been informed of the mistake and that she wasn't wrong after all.

She took the opportunity to tell viewers that show director Barry was behind the error.

Holly said: "I'm feeling very smug, I'm going to enjoy this moment.

"I said it was 1,200 and then I got told by Barry the director in my ear that I got it wrong."

Phillip added: "He said 1,300 so loud and confident and it was wrong.

"Barry… so I followed him down the rabbit hole and look what happened.

"Well done Holly."

This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am

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