Holly's This Morning co-star thinks her gown was gorgeous

Phillip Schofield has stuck up for his This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby after the plunging gown she wore to present The Voice final received 139 complaints.

The 51-year-old doesn’t understand why some viewers thought Holly‘s black lace frock was inappropriate for pre-watershed television on Saturday night.

‘139 complaints over Holly’s gorgeous Voice dress. Let’s hope those outraged on behalf of their kids don’t take them to the beach this summer,’ Tweeted Philip.

‘God forbid they might see a woman in a bikini before 9pm and be traumatised by the sight of her cleavage!’

Holly, 32, paired her floor-length number with bright red lipstick, smoky eyes and a curly ‘do to announce Andrea Begley as the winner of the talent show.

But her statement outfit wasn’t the only thing that got her attention.

The mum-of-two accidentally told the audience that Andrea, 27, had won The Voice 2003 rather than 2013.

‘Well done Andrea!!! Can’t wait till 2004! What a year that will be!!! Oops! X,’ she later joked on Twitter.

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Anna Duff