Holly and Phil threaten to abandon ‘disastrous’ This Morning segment: ‘Losing the will’

Holly and Phil threaten to abandon ‘disastrous’ This Morning segment: ‘Losing the will’

The ITV show sees fans hope to take on the Spin To Win wheel every day as one lucky viewer receives at least £500 plus the opportunity to win the infamous goodie bag, just by calling into the show. As ever with live TV, things don’t always go to plan and on today’s This Morning, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield grew frustrated after multiple viewers failed to give the correct passphrase, or pick up the phone at all. 

Fans can win up to £3,000 on the game, which is free to enter, with many calling in to give them a shot at winning the cash prize. 

However, the rules of the game mean when the hosts call a contestant, they must answer with the correct phrase, which is given on the This Morning app. 

Today’s game saw Holly and Phil nearly give up altogether after they called six members of the public, with none of them giving them the answer they needed. 

As they dialled through the numbers, it became increasingly clear the pair might have to cut off the segment, with Phil noting: “This might be our first abandonment.”

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Holly jokingly asked whether the nation was still in lockdown due to the lack of response as the segment became painful viewing.

Phil remarked: “I’m losing the will to live slowly on the television,” as the duo couldn’t understand why nobody had managed to answer correctly.

“This is great telly this, the best telly ever,” added the host, with Holly asking: “Should I just practice spinning the wheel for a while?”

After call number six was unsuccessful, the pair wondered whether they should scrap today’s competition, with Phil questioning: “Should we just leave it?”


“We’re very over on time,” said the host but Holly stepped in, remarking: “Not sure that’s allowed.”

The contestant was asked: “Whose 60th birthday did we celebrate earlier on in the show?” with Reece correctly responding with “Bradley Walsh.”

This meant he also won the This Morning goodie bag, with Phil telling the player: “You’ve saved our bacon, it would’ve been the first one we’d abandoned. There’s no one left to dial, I don’t think!”

Reminding viewers of the rules ahead of tomorrow’s edition, Holly added: “Make sure you’re in and don’t say hello!”

Viewers were left baffled by the competition and called for it to end, with one writing on Twitter: “How are these people entering a TV comp where you have to pick up a phone and then they’re not ready for the ring? CRACKERS! Keep dancing Holly #ThisMorning.”

Another added: “#ThisMorning they need a new game. Spin to Win is a disaster.”

A third said: “It’s been six months since #ThisMorning brought out Spin to Win. You would have thought that people would have understood the f*****g rules by now!”

“#ThisMorning please stop the spin to win game. I feel like I’m hanging on the phone to a call centre #watchingpaintdryTV,” remarked another.

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.

Published at Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:10:00 +0000