Holly Willoughby has admitted she was panicked after a This Morning guest warned parents that they should begin to buy Christmas presents this month.
Phillip Schofield was also on Thursday’s ITV Daytime Show episode.
The pair were joined via video-link by toy shop The Entertainer’s commercial chief Geoff Sheffield, who warned that “Christmas chaos” will hit Britain this year and make getting the right toys more difficult.
Geoff recommended that parents begin Christmas toy shopping as soon as possible to help combat the shortages.
Holly then revealed that she could feel herself breaking out in a “cold sweat”.
In response to Geoff’s claims that popular toys have already begun to run out, Holly said: “As you’re talking I’m breaking out in a cold sweat here.
“I’m a parent of three kids, Christmas in 100 days away.
“Is it good to buy now?
“We are only going to increase panic if we panic-buy toys?
Holly was informed that the toy shortage was caused by the prioritised shipping of PPE and face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.
Explaining how containers from Asia meant for shipping toys had been taken over to transport the pandemic equipments months ago, Geoff said: “If we go back to the pandemic and the demand on equipment and containers in Asia for the PPE equipment.”
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He added: “Plan early and if you see it, buy it, because the reality is we’re running out of days to get things on the water in time to reach the UK.”
Her Christmas fears follow Holly and Phil returning to the This Morning sofa following the summer break earlier this month.
This Morning airs weekdays from 10 am on ITV