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We've seen many adult themes be explored on This Morning before, but now bosses have cracked down on saucy segments due to children watching the show at home.

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, who sang together for a Dancing On Ice promo, will have to minimalise their sexual innuendos as they don't want to upset parents.

The number of children watching the show has increased due to kids being off from school and staying at home during the third UK lockdown.

A source told The Sun: "Before lockdown, producers could explore adult themes safe in the knowledge the majority of kids would be in class.

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"Now most of them are back home and This Morning doesn't want to run the risk of upsetting any mums and dads.

"They aren't going to avoid important subjects but they will make sure nothing is too explicit.

"Though bosses also accept that sometimes a live show means that things can happen, such as a slip of the tongue or a saucy innuendo, which often leave Holly and Phillip in fits," the insider explained.

This isn't the only change that This Morning has gone through lately, as Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford were replaced from hosting the show on Fridays by Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary at the start of the new year.

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On their final Friday, the couple urged viewers to be kind to the new hosts as they said goodbye.

Eamonn, 61, said: "You won't be watching us anymore on a Friday, Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary are going to be here on Fridays from here on in.

"Please can we ask you to be as nice to them [Alison and Dermot] friends of ours as they are – and we're very close to Alison – as you have been to us for the past 15 years.

The broadcaster, who admitted he doesn't know to tie his shoelaces, continued: "We appreciate all the love that you've sent us today, we send it all back to you.

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"Have a merry Christmas whatever you're doing, it's been lovely having you.

"I think we will see everybody again in February."

Ruth, 60, added: "You haven't got rid of us, we're back."

OK! Online have reached out to ITV for comment.

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