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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby send emotional plea to Boris Johnson

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby sent well-wishes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson today on This Morning, with an emotional plea for his swift recovery from the novel coronavirus.

It was announced yesterday that the Prime Minister had been moved to the intensive care unit at St Thomas’ hospital in London after his symptoms worsened.

Phil and Holly ended a segment discussing the issue by speaking out to the leader of the country and his family and friends in this troubling time.

‘We wish the Prime Minister the very best,’ Phil admitted. ‘We need him back at the helm.’

Holly agreed, nodding her head saying: ‘We do.’

Phil continued: ‘So get well soon, and lots of love to his family and friends.’

Boris was moved to the critical unit at St Thomas’ Hospital last night as part of his ongoing treatment for Covid-19. He was understood to be conscious when he was moved to intensive care at about 7pm, as a precaution should he require ventilation to aid his recovery.

However, this morning Michael Gove said during radio interviews that while the Prime Minister has received oxygen support ‘he has not been on a ventilator’

An expert said that the 55-year-old is ‘extremely sick’ and may need a ventilator if his condition continues to deteriorate.

Piers Morgan also took aim at trolls on Good Morning Britain, telling people still criticising the Prime Minister to ‘shut up.’

‘To those people on social media – I saw this happen last night and I’ve seen this happen again today – who can’t find it in themselves to be positive for the Prime Minister, who want to abuse him, I think it has to be said if you’re of that mindset, just shut up,’ Piers began.

‘Nobody wants to hear this. Nobody wants to hear trolling against Boris Johnson.’ ‘Just stop it,’ Piers demanded.

‘Honestly, it’s against imagination that that should be your thought process. The man is fighting for his life…’

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.

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