Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield delight fans with surprise Ted Lasso cameo

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield delight fans with surprise Ted Lasso cameo
The UK/US crossover shocked fans of the hit series

Fans of Ted Lasso were shocked to see British stars Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield make a surprise appearance on the American comedy show.

The Apple TV+ series stars Jason Sudeikis as Ted, a college-level American football coach who is enlisted as the new coach of an English football team – called Richmond FC – despite knowing nothing about the sport.

Now in its second season, Ted Lasso has received rave reviews from both critics and fans, who have called the comedy “heartwarming”.

***Spoilers for Ted Lasso season two ahead***

In the second episode of the new season, it is revealed that former Richmond player Jamie Tartt (played by Phil Dunster) is making his reality TV debut on a series called Lust Conquers All, a fictional homage to ITV’s hit dating competition Love Island.

To promote his stint on TV, Dunster’s character appears on This Morning, with Willoughby and Schofield playing themselves. The cameo left viewers shocked.

“NOT HOLLY AND PHILLIP IN TED LASSO LMFAO?????” wrote one person on Twitter.


A third user wrote: “Phil and Holly getting an international audience this week,” while another person said: “ok i was not expecting holly & phil to show up in that episode.”

A fifth user added: “Just when you thought Ted Lasso couldn’t get any better… Holly Willoughby (and Phil) show up!”

Singer Fleur East also made an appearance in the episode, starring as herself and the host of Lust Conquers All.

You can read The Independent’s oral history about the rise of Ted Lasso here, including interviews with the show’s cast.


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