The presenter and comedian hosted Friday’s edition (9 June) of the long-running quiz programme, which takes a humorous look at the stories of the week.
Unsurprisingly, Willoughby’s recent return to This Morning was a topic that was mentioned on several occasions.
He then admitted to having an “unwise but not illegal” affair with a “much younger” colleague while he was still married.
On Monday (5 June), Willoughby made her first appearance on This Morning since the scandal emerged and began with a speech to viewers that involved taking a “deep breath” before asking those watching: “Are you OK?”
Hill took the opportunity to spoof the moment at the start of Friday’s HIGNFY. First, he took a comically large deep breath before responding to her welfare check with: “I’ve got a bit of a bunged-up nose, but otherwise I’m fine.”
Later in the show, the 58-year-old host referred to the Dancing on Ice presenter as part of a report about a new piece of technology.
“Also this week, Apple have launched a revolutionary new headset at the cost of £2,800,” Hill said.
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“The Times have described the headset as allowing you to live in mixed reality. I guess like Holly Willoughby does,” he quipped, to which the audience responded with laughter.
Other panellists on the programme also chimed in with jokes about Willoughby’s opening statement. In a further clip, she went on to say: “I imagine that you might have been feeling a lot like I have – shaken, troubled, let down, worried for the wellbeing of people on all sides of what’s been going on and full of questions.”
Satirist Ian Hislop replied: “I was just wondering if that was a cocktail: shaken, let down.
“I think the audience doesn’t feel anything except, well, ‘This is quite interesting, unlike the show normally’.”