Holly Willoughby in panic as This Morning guest warns Xmas toys could run out

Holly Willoughby in panic as This Morning guest warns Xmas toys could run out

Holly Willoughby has admitted she was panicked after a This Morning guest warned parents that they should begin to buy Christmas presents this month.

The presenter, 40, appeared on Thursday's episode of the ITV daytime show alongside Phillip Schofield.

The pair were joined via video-link by toy shop The Entertainer's commercial chief Geoff Sheffield, who warned that "Christmas chaos" will hit Britain this year and make getting the right toys more difficult.

To combat the demand issues, Geoff advised parents to begin their festive toy shopping now in order to ensure their children get the toys they want come Christmas morning.

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Holly then revealed that she could feel herself breaking out in a "cold sweat".

In response to Geoff's claims that popular toys have already begun to run out, Holly said: "As you're talking I'm breaking out in a cold sweat here.

"I'm a parent of three kids, Christmas in 100 days away.

"Is it good to buy now?

"Are we just going to bring the panic further is we all go out and panic-buy toys?"

Holly was informed that the toy shortage was caused by the prioritised shipping of PPE and face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

Explaining how containers from Asia meant for shipping toys had been taken over to transport the pandemic equipments months ago, Geoff said: "If we go back to the pandemic and the demand on equipment and containers in Asia for the PPE equipment."

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He added: "Plan early and if you see it, buy it, because the reality is we're running out of days to get things on the water in time to reach the UK."

Her Christmas fears follow Holly and Phil returning to the This Morning sofa following the summer break earlier this month.

This Morning airs weekdays from 10 am on ITV

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