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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby lead stars celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby didn’t waste time throwing themselves into St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, as the This Morning set was transformed into a pub on Wednesday.

The presenter gushed it was ‘amazing’ to be back in a bar while taverns across the nation remain closed during lockdown, and kicked off the show by having a go at pouring his own pint of Guinness.

Phillip and Holly were among a slew of stars who were marking St Patrick’s Day in lockdown, with celebrities including Dara Ó Briain and Vogue Williams offering their own well-wishes to their Irish fans.

Down in one! Phillip Schofield threw himself into St Patrick’s Day celebrations on Wednesday as he enjoyed a pint of Guinness on This Morning

As they started the show, Phillip and Holly offered fans a glimpse of the show’s set, which had been turned into their very own tavern, the This Morning arms.

Holly gushed: ‘Here on This Morning we’re celebrating the emerald isles, we’ve got our own pub! It’s nice to sit in our own bar…’

Phillip added: ‘It’s amazing being in a bar again,’ while his co-host said: ‘I wish I had moved my tea so that I could have a Guinness instead, I think I am letting the side down.’

With their own on-set pub Phillip also got the chance to pour his own pint from the tap to toast the feast of St Patrick, but didn’t seem to impress Holly with his barman skills as she joked his drink ‘looked dodgy.’

Delicious: The presenting duo revealed the show's set had been turned into a pub for the Irish occasion, with Holly quick to poke fun at her presenter's pint-pouring skills

Delicious: The presenting duo revealed the show’s set had been turned into a pub for the Irish occasion, with Holly quick to poke fun at her presenter’s pint-pouring skills

Missing the bar? As they started the show, Phillip and Holly offered fans a glimpse of the show's set, which had been turned into their very own tavern, the This Morning arms

Missing the bar? As they started the show, Phillip and Holly offered fans a glimpse of the show’s set, which had been turned into their very own tavern, the This Morning arms

Giddy: Holly gushed: 'Here on This Morning we're celebrating the emerald isles, we've got our own pub! It's nice to sit in our own bar…'

Giddy: Holly gushed: ‘Here on This Morning we’re celebrating the emerald isles, we’ve got our own pub! It’s nice to sit in our own bar…’

I like to drink with Phillip...: With their own on-set pub Phillip also got the chance to pour his own pint from the tap to toast the feast of St Patrick

I like to drink with Phillip…: With their own on-set pub Phillip also got the chance to pour his own pint from the tap to toast the feast of St Patrick

Wow! Phillip offered fans a glimpse of the on-set pub on Instagram Stories

Excited: Holly was giddy with excitement at the news she'd be returning to the pub

Wow! Phillip offered fans a glimpse of the on-set pub on Instagram Stories, as he got the chance to pour his own pint of Guinness

Also among the stars celebrating the occasion was comedian Dara Ó Briain, who playfully tweeted he’d be celebrating the occasion like a Londoner who sees the Irish event like ‘any other day,’  

Dara wrote: ‘Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone! Beannachtaī Féile Phádraig daoibh go léir! This year’s theme is ”A London St Patrick’s Day”. where it feels like absolutely any other day, but yet, in you heart, YOU know. You know.’ 

Hollywood star Joseph Gordon-Levitt offered his own well-wishes, along with a snap of Harrison Ford from his 1993 film The Fugitive, where his character hid in Ireland’s famous St Patrick’s Day to avoid being caught by police.

Funny: Among the stars celebrating the occasion was comedian Dara Ó Briain, who playfully tweeted he'd be celebrating the occasion like a Londoner

Funny: Among the stars celebrating the occasion was comedian Dara Ó Briain, who playfully tweeted he’d be celebrating the occasion like a Londoner

Blast from the past: Piers Morgan shared a throwback clip of his 2011 meeting with Stephen Hawking as they enjoyed a pint of Guinness together

Blast from the past: Piers Morgan shared a throwback clip of his 2011 meeting with Stephen Hawking as they enjoyed a pint of Guinness together

Piers Morgan shared a throwback clip of his 2011 meeting with Stephen Hawking as they enjoyed a pint of Guinness together.

He tweeted: ‘Happy St Patrick’s Day!4yrs ago today, I had the incredible honour of interviewing the late, great Professor Stephen Hawking. 

‘His aides said he loved Guinness so I got some in & he programmed a very special toast. From black holes to the black stuff… what a day, what a man.’

Irish spirit: Posting a montage of throwback clips from her pal's birthday party a year earlier, Laura Whitmore tweeted: 'Happy St. Patrick's Day!'

Irish spirit: Posting a montage of throwback clips from her pal’s birthday party a year earlier, Laura Whitmore tweeted: ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day!’

Posting a montage of throwback clips from her pal’s birthday party a year earlier, Laura Whitmore tweeted: ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a celebration being Irish everyday but an even bigger excuse today to enjoy it! Go Leor Grá.’ 

Vogue Williams got into the mood with a pair of oversized glasses as she headed to the Steph’s Packed Lunch set to make an Irish stew, and even dressed up her son Theodore, two, in a leprechaun outfit.

She wrote: ‘Got T an outfit for nursery, as you can see he loves the hat.’ 

Getting ready: Vogue Williams got into the mood with a pair of themed glasses as she headed to the Steph's Packed Lunch set

Cute: She even dressed her son Theodore, two, in a leprechaun outfit

Getting ready: Vogue Williams got into the mood with a pair of themed glasses as she headed to the Steph’s Packed Lunch set, and dressed up her son Theodore, two, in a leprechaun outfit

Throwback: Hollywood star Joseph Gordon-Levitt offered his own well-wishes, along with a snap of Harrison Ford from his 1993 film The Fugitive

Throwback: Hollywood star Joseph Gordon-Levitt offered his own well-wishes, along with a snap of Harrison Ford from his 1993 film The Fugitive

Posting an Instagram snap with his own pint, Aston Merrygold wrote: ‘Happy St Patrick’s Day ☘️ oh thinking of the old days of going to a pub and getting a fresh Guinness whilst I do an hr soon come.’

Earlier in the day The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also shared a video message for the holiday, with Prince William joking his wife ‘got the easy bit’ after sending his well-wishes in Irish.

Ahead of the occasion The Queen also extended her warm wishes to the Irish people, emphasising the importance of family and partnership in a touching message.

Her Majesty also made mention of her historic 2011 visit to Ireland – a trip she said she remembered ‘fondly’.

Celebrations: Aston Merrygold shared an Instagram snap with a pint, clearly pining for the long-awaited re-opening of pubs

Celebrations: Aston Merrygold shared an Instagram snap with a pint, clearly pining for the long-awaited re-opening of pubs

Funny: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also shared a video message for the holiday, with Prince William joking his wife 'got the easy bit' after sending his well-wishes in Irish

Funny: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also shared a video message for the holiday, with Prince William joking his wife ‘got the easy bit’ after sending his well-wishes in Irish

Her message read: ‘On the occasion of your National Day, I would like to convey to Your Excellency my congratulations, together with my best wishes to the people of Ireland.

‘This year marks ten years since my visit to Ireland, which I remember fondly, and it marks a significant centenary across these islands.

‘We share ties of family, friendship and affection – the foundation of our partnership that remains as important today as ten years ago.

She signed off in the Irish language: ‘La Fheile Padraig sona daoibh go leir.’

Sadly many of the usual St Patrick’s Day celebrations will be taking place at home, with pubs and restaurants remaining closed due to the Covid pandemic.

Also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, the event is a cultural and religious celebration held each year on March 17 – the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Celebrations usually include public parades and festivals, while Christians may also attend church services.

Friendly: Ahead of the occasion The Queen also extended her warm wishes to the Irish people, (pictured with President Michael D Higgins during her visit in 2011)

Friendly: Ahead of the occasion The Queen also extended her warm wishes to the Irish people, (pictured with President Michael D Higgins during her visit in 2011)


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