Holly Willoughby is officially one of the biggest Outlander fans on the planet. The This Morning host couldn’t hold in her excitement when a certain Sam Heughan visited her talk show this week – and Outlander fans absolutely loved it.
It’s an understatement to say that Willoughby is a massive Outlander fan. When Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser on the fantasy drama, walked on set, Willoughby openly admitted that she’ll try and contain her emotions as long as possible. But that didn’t stop her from getting a little week in the knees at the sight of the Outlander hunk.
“I will try and control myself!” Willoughby told Heughan before drilling him with a bunch of questions about the upcoming 4th season.
While Willoughby grilled Heughan about Outlander spoilers, her co-host, Phillip Schofield, just enjoyed the show. When the interview was over, Schofield got up and snapped a pic of a giggly Willoughby posing next to Heughan. Outlander fans naturally enjoyed the interview and found Willoughby’s interactions with Heughan pretty hilarious.
Heughan, of course, is currently busy filming the upcoming season of Outlander in Scotland. Season 4 will follow Jamie and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) as they start new lives for themselves in colonial America. The season is based off of the 4th book in Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling book, The Drums of Autumn.
Apart from his This Morning interview, Heughan appeared on the red carpet over the weekend for the BAFTA awards. The Scottish actor showed up at the event wearing a black suit and red-soled shoes and, along with Martin Compston (Line of Duty), completely stole the show. After the ceremony, Heughan and Compston posed for a few selfies together and fans loved seeing them together.
Fans, of course, are eager for the premiere of Season 4 of Outlander, which is scheduled to air sometime in November.
In the meantime, Starz just purchased two more seasons of the hit drama. Season 5 of Outlander will be based on Gabaldon’s book, The Fiery Cross, while Season 6 will be an adaption of A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
Unfortunately, Balfe recently confirmed that production for Season 5 will not kick off until next year. The cast and crew will get an extended break after Season 4 is finished with production. With filming for Season 5 not starting until January or February, it is possible that we’ll have to wait until 2020 for the premiere.
Sam Heughan returns for Season 4 of Outlander this fall.