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Gordon The Gopher surprises Schof

Phillip Schofield has revived one of his best-loved TV partnerships when Gordon The Gopher made a surprise visit to ITV1's This Morning studio.

The presenter, who has fronted shows with stars such as Fern Britton and Sarah Greene, teamed up with the puppet to mark the anniversary of their children's TV debut.

Schofield and Gordon began their partnership presenting BBC programme links in the "broom cupboard" 25 years ago.

This Morning bosses screened a series of clips of the duo together as Schofield sighed: "Ah, those were the days."

Co-host Holly Willoughby told the furry puppet: "Come back and see us again, Gordon, don't leave it another 25 years."

Schofield responded: "Why did you say that? Don't encourage him."

The anniversary was being marked by the BBC, which has launched a section of its archive dedicated to stars who featured in the broom cupboard over the years (

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