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23rd Jun 2021

Holly Willoughby feared for her children during early pandemic

Holly was anxious about leaving home for work.

Holly Willoughby has revealed that she feared for her own children’s safety during the beginning of the pandemic.

While travelling between her home and the ITV studio to film This Morning, Holly said that she was constantly scared of bringing Covid-19 into her home.

The presenter said that while she knew her morning show was taking every safe precaution possible, there was still a part of her that was anxious over the global situation.

Holly said: “I knew we were doing something important. I’ve got the kids at home, Dan wasn’t going into the office, so I was really the only one going in and out of that house and I was worried, because I was thinking that I’ve got a responsibility for my own children.”

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“Having said all of that, I knew what we were doing was important, important enough for me to kind of go, ‘No, I know we’re being safe at work. I know I’m going to come home and wash my hands and take my clothes off by the door and get in the shower and all those things’, because I knew what we were doing was important so I wanted to keep doing it.”

Holly and the team at This Morning broadcasted from the studio during each lockdown, but had cameras put in their homes in case they needed to remain there.

Holly and Phillip Schofield had rehearsed how they would do the show from home to be ready if that was ever needed.

But this scary time in Holly, and everyone else’s, lives did teach her one thing, the presenter now manages her time a whole lot better.

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She revealed: “I think I’ve got better at that. There’s no reason why you have to go across town for a meeting.”

“You can do those things on Zoom within your house and then you’re there when the kids get back from school. That type of thing, that real home time.”

“The kids have really enjoyed me being back in the afternoons a lot more and most afternoons I am, because This Morning is in the morning, but quite often I’ll have bits and bobs to do.”