Releasing a statement on social media Holly, 42, said it was a ‘difficult goodbye’ and thanked ‘loyal and supportive’ viewers.
After Holly revealed she would not be returning, the Instagram account The Archbishop of Banterbury shared a video of a blonde Wilko worker walking around an empty shop with the caption: ‘Holly Willoughby walking round the This Morning studio.’
The account also wrote that it was ‘the end of an era’.
Chiming in, Ulrika then commented on the post and put her two cents in with a subtle dig.
‘Or the end of an error,’ she wrote.
Her comment clearly didn’t go unnoticed, with one person joking that they’d ‘love that you turned up’ and another said she’d dropped a ‘feisty comment’.
While Ulrika and Holly have never presented any shows together, the former Gladiators host was a contestant on Dancing On Ice in 2007 where Holly served as co-host.
However, back in May, Ulrika did share her thoughts on Holly’s fallout with her now former co-host Phillip Schofield, 61.
It came just before he admitted to lying about having an ‘unwise but not illegal’ affair with a younger colleague.
Writing in her column in The Sun, Ulrika branded the so-called fallout a ‘war of the egos’, calling daytime television programmes ‘a lively, narcissistic melting pot of ego, vanity, hierarchy and domination’.
She continued by saying Holly and Phil had ‘forgotten about their audience and appointed themselves the stars’ of This Morning.
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV1.
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