Holly turns 38 on Sunday…

It was an emotional day for Holly Willoughby, who ended up in floods of tears after she was presented with a basket of puppies by This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield.

The TV star, who turns 38 on Sunday, got an early birthday present from Phillip at the start of Thursday’s show – eight-week old Pomeranian puppies.

‘My present to you!’ he said as the puppies were brought out to the tune of Puppy Love.

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Clearly ecstatic by the gesture, Holly replied: ‘Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. They’re so cute! Can I pick one up? OMG that’s just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.’

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‘You are just so sweet. She’s so sweet… I can’t believe you made me cry over a puppy this is the best thing ever…But then I have to give it back!’ she added, after realising her husband Dan Baldwin will not want the puppies coming home with her.

Holly was so happy with her temporary gift from Phil that she held onto a puppy for the duration of the show.

‘Maybe I should call him Bertie… Because I’m crying if I’m only having Bertie for the day I’m holding him!’ she said.

Holly Willoughby

Holly made one last public plea to her hubby as she wiped away more tears from her face, she begged: ‘If my husband is watching, please, darling please; He just makes me cry this dog.’

The This Morning presenter was also moved to tears last week when she met a sheepdog puppy named Missy, who was in need of a new home.

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I’m in love… meet Missy… she’s looking for a home… today on @thismorning we are talking to @threecountiesdogrescue about all the wonderful work they do… ❤️

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She said: ‘She’s made me cry twice this morning. Any one holds Missy and hold her paw, she’s got such a special energy she’s just amazing.’

Holly even shared a sweet snap of herself and Missy on Instagram, captioning it: ‘I’m in love… meet Missy… she’s looking for a home… today on @thismorning we are talking to @threecountiesdogrescue about all the wonderful work they do.’