Taking to his stories, Phillip accompanied the post with a picture of his colleague, Nana, who stood in the middle of the presenters, in view of his three million followers.
The ITV favourite explained that his former colleague was leaving to work as a teacher.
He captioned the picture: “After 15 years on the show making the chefs look good, lovely Nana is leaving to be a teacher.
“We’ll all really miss her,” followed by smiley-face emoji.
When Lorraine Kelly handed over to Holly and Phil to find out what was coming up, it was noticeable that his voice wasn’t the same as usual.
But it wasn’t until the start of the show that all was explained, with viewers learning why he sounded so hoarse.
From the moment the show began, Holly made fans aware by saying: “Don’t panic, we haven’t changed his voice to protect his identity.”
Phillip chuckled, and then mouthed: “I’m fine,” as Holly asked: “What’s going on with you?”