Holly Willoughby accidentally says 'This Morning' competition winner gets £100,000 instead of £1,000

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Holly Willoughby attending the ITV Palooza held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
Holly Willoughby made a gaffe on This Morning. (PA)

Holly Willoughby was left red-faced after saying a This Morning competition winner would get £100,000 – when it was actually £1,000.

The presenter was introducing the Dosh On Your Doorstep segment on the ITV show when she made the gaffe.

She told viewers: “Right, Alison Hammond is continuing our Dosh On Your Doorstep marathon. She’s giving another lucky viewer the chance to win £100,000."

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However, Willoughby was quick to realise her blunder and rushed to give the correct amount.

“No she's not! £1,000, just £1,000,” she said, as her co-host Phillip Schofield laughed.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on <em>This Morning</em>. (ITV)
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning. (ITV)

“What I said, minus £99,000 and you are left with the correct amount.”

“It's just £1,000, which is a lot of money,” she said, as both she and Schofield got the giggles.

It wasn’t the first time the star has made a bit of a blunder on the show.

Earlier this summer Willoughby tickled viewers when she said that she thought corn-on-the-cob grew underground like carrots.

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The 40-year-old left Schofield in hysterics when she said she had been digging up her sweetcorn plants to look for the cobs.

"I've got some good looking corn-on-the-cob - I mean the green sprouts coming out on the top, don't know what's happening underneath,” she said.

"That's the problem - I go to dig them up and there's nothing under there."

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Looking bemused, Schofield told her: "Corn-on-the-cob grows off the plant though, not underneath it."

"Does it?!" Willoughby exclaimed.

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"I'm looking in the wrong place! I thought it was like a carrot!" she laughed.

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