Why isnt This Morning on today and when does the Rugby World Cup finish?

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield host ITV show This Morning

Theres no Holly and Phillip on today (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

If youre switching on ITV today in anticipation of catching Phillip and Holly on This Morning, youre going to be disappointed.

Thats because the shows not on today in its usual daytime 10.30am slot – and todays not the only day this week its missing from the schedules.

So just what is going on, when is This Morning back – and which other days wont it be on this week?

Heres what you need to know.

Why isnt This Morning on today?

Your usual This Morning fix is absent from the airwaves as today Phillip and Holly are taking a back seat to ITVs live coverage of the Rugby World Cup.

As the tournament is taking place in Japan, the time difference means that the majority of matches are being shown in the morning here – hence the disruption to the daytime schedules.

New Zealand playing against South Africa in the Rugby World Cup in Japan

The Rugby World Cup is causing a spot of disruption to the normal daytime schedules (Picture: Getty Images)

Monday sees them showing the clash between Wales and Georgia, with coverage on ITV from 10.25am and kick off at 11.15am UK time.



This runs until the ITV lunchtime news at 1.30pm – meaning that Loose Women has also been booted from the Monday schedules.

When is This Morning back?

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield hosting ITV show This Morning

Phillip and Holly will be back tomorrow folks (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

The good news is that the show is only off air for one day, returning on Tuesday morning at the normal time of 10.30am.

However theres more disruption to come as the rugby continues, with This Morning once again shelved on Thursday as ITV shows the clash between England and USA.

Further matches will follow next Monday, 30 September, and on Thursday 3 October, meaning even more breaks for the show.

When does the Rugby World Cup finish?

The final of the Rugby World Cup is due to take place on Saturday 2 November – with matches continuing throughout October.

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