Rochelle Humes steps in for Carol McGiffin on Loose Women at the last minute after presenter is struck down with sickness bug

Rochelle Humes saved the day as she stepped in for Carol McGiffin on Loose Women on Thursday. 

The television personality, 30, replaced Carol, 59, on the panel at the last minute, after the presenter was struck down with a sickness bug. 

After dashing from This Morning to the Loose Women studios, Rochelle joined the team 15 minutes into the show and joked: 'You’ve got me out the school run so I don’t mind.'

Hero: Rochelle Humes saved the day as she stepped in for Carol McGiffin on Loose Women on Thursday

Christine Lampard first broke the news to viewers at home at the start of the show: 'As you can see its just the three of us, we are always a foursome, Carol who has been with us all morning is just not feeling great.  

I think she's got the bug that is doing the rounds at the minute.'

Jane Moore added: 'You know when you suddenly go all sweaty but you're cold? She wasn't well.'

Under the weather: The television personality, 30, replaced Carol, 59, on the panel at the last minute, after the presenter was struck down with a sickness bug (pictured last month)

Under the weather: The television personality, 30, replaced Carol, 59, on the panel at the last minute, after the presenter was struck down with a sickness bug (pictured last month)

Nadia Sawalha said: 'I don't think in the whole 20 years' with Jane agreeing: 'Not that I remember'. 

To which Nadia joked: 'We miss you terribly but we're going to split the fee.'

Reassuring the audience, Christine added: 'She is fine, but that's why it feels a bit odd'. 

One down: Christine Lampard first broke the news: 'As you can see its just the three of us, we are always a foursome, Carol who has been with us all morning is just not feeling great'

Life-saver: After dashing from This Morning to the Loose Women studios, Rochelle joined the team 15 minutes into the show and joked: 'You’ve got me out the school run so I don’t mind'

Poorly: Jane Moore added: 'You know when you suddenly go all sweaty but you're cold? She wasn't well'

Awkward: During the show, Rochelle was tasked with interview her Saturdays bandmate Una Healy's ex-husband Ben Foden

Awkward: During the show, Rochelle was tasked with interview her Saturdays bandmate Una Healy's ex-husband Ben Foden

Luckily for the panel, Rochelle was already at the ITV studios.

The Saturdays singer featured on This Morning's style segment 'how to wear pleated skirts'.  

During the show, Rochelle was tasked with interview her Saturdays bandmate Una Healy's ex-husband Ben Foden. 

Ben appeared on the show with Thom Evans and Levi Davis as they continue to their quest to win Celebrity: X Factor.  

Crossing paths: Ben appeared on the show with Thom Evans and Levi Davis as they continue to their quest to win Celebrity: X Factor (L-R)

Crossing paths: Ben appeared on the show with Thom Evans and Levi Davis as they continue to their quest to win Celebrity: X Factor (L-R)

Busy morning: Luckily for the panel, Rochelle was already at the ITV studios. The Saturdays singer featured on This Morning's style segment 'how to wear pleated skirts'

Busy morning: Luckily for the panel, Rochelle was already at the ITV studios. The Saturdays singer featured on This Morning's style segment 'how to wear pleated skirts'

Rochelle Humes steps in for Carol McGiffin on Loose Women at the last minute

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