remained absent from amid his recent court case over allegations of sexual abuse.
The presenter famed for his partnership with has seemingly taken leave from the morning TV show on following the news.
During the programme on Monday, March 27, Holly introduced her new co-star as Alison Hammond without explaining her usual partner’s disappearing act.
She did inform viewers that: ‘Phillip is having the week off so all the adults have left the building’.
Alison – who presents This Morning on Fridays with co-star Dermot O’Leary – was back on the sofa to present Tuesday’s show as well.
As well as his unexplained leave, the star is thought to be taking up his usual two week Easter holiday from the popular show.
The brother of the TV presenter was a teenage boy over a period of three years.
Timothy was convicted of 11 sexual offences involving a child between October 2016 and October 2019, including two of sexual activity with a child, following a trial at Exeter Crown Court.
The jury found him guilty on all counts with a majority of 10-2 after more than five-and-a-half hours of deliberation.
A civilian police worker from Bath, the 54-year-old told the jury while giving evidence that he had watched pornography with the boy, whom he insisted was over the age of 16 at that time and they had masturbated while sitting apart but denied performing sexual acts on the teenager.
Jurors heard previously the defendant told his elder brother Phillip in September 2021 that he and the complainant had watched pornography together.
In a statement released by his lawyer after the guilty verdict, Phillip said: ‘My overwhelming concern is and has always been for the wellbeing of the victim and his family. I hope that their privacy will now be respected.
‘If any crime had ever been confessed to me by my brother, I would have acted immediately to protect the victim and their family.
‘These are despicable crimes, and I welcome the guilty verdicts. As far as I am concerned, I no longer have a brother’.
Metro.co.uk contacted Phillip’s reps and ITV for comment.