This Morning in chaos as Martin Lewis suffers technical issues leaving Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby scrambling

THIS Morning was in a panic today when Martin Lewis suffered a technical issue and left Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby scrambling to fill the schedule live on air.

Show host Phillip, 60, stepped in an revealed producers had been forced to make last minute changes behind the scenes after the MoneySavingExpert, 50, logged in late for work.

This Morning stars Phil and Holly were left in a panic after promising viewers they could tune in to see Martin at 10.20.

But live TV pro Phil told viewers why they'd experienced delays.

He said: "We’re still waiting for Martin Lewis to turn on his laptop.

"But we’ve switched things around now."

He couldn't resist giving Martin a little scolding, and added: "So whenever you’re ready!"

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Martin eventually made it on air and nothing more was said about his live hiccup.

He spoke about the energy watchdog Ofgem, whose boss warned that bills will soar to £2,800 a year on average from October.

He spoke about the warm home discount scheme which is available to low-income households, usually on certain benefits, to help with energy bills.

It used to be cheaper to switch to a fixed deal, but those are now more expensive due to high wholesale gas prices.

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Martin said: "This is uncertain, we are only part way through the price cap window, but we are expecting a price cap in October in the region of £2,800.

"I know this is a very distressing time for customers but I do need to be clear with this committee, with customers and with the government about the likely price implications for October.

"Therefore later today I will be writing to the Chancellor to give him our latest estimates of the price cap uplift."

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