Holly Willoughby speaks out on spending Christmas apart from family

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The This Morning star hated that the Covid lockdown meant her family was separated during the festive period so she did not see mum Linda or dad Brian. Holly said: “I remember last Christmas we were in London and my family were down in Sussex so they were in a different tier and my sister was able to see my parents, but I wasn’t. “It was tough, we had never not had a Christmas Day together before. There were parts of it which were lovely because I was with the family, but there is no doubt I missed being with them as well.”

She added: “You want to be with all of your family on Christmas Day and you revert to being a kid yourself. And I wanted to see my parents so to be with my mum and dad on Christmas day at ours this year will be lovely.” Holly, 40, has regularly posted selfies with her mum, as will as sister Kelly, 43.

She is herself mum to Harry, 12, Belle, ten, and Chester, seven, with her TV producer husband Dan Baldwin, 46. Holly is hosting a special festive version of the ITV daytime show with Phillip Schofield, 59, who is also keen to eat minced pies with as many loved ones as possible this year.

Asked what he would enjoy most about Christmas, he replied: “Just seeing people. The mere fact that family and friends can come round…because if you saw anyone last Christmas you were breaking the rules. The fact that we can now get together, the darkest part seems to be over, and you can spend time with the people you love.”

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The pre-recorded This Morning Christmas show, inset, kicks off with the hosts enjoying a mix of bucks fizz and negroni cocktails. Phillip tells viewers: “Whether you are busy opening your presents se in des right now, or you’re tucking into chocolate or having a welldeserved lie in…and whether you’re with family or friends or on your own this year, we’re here throughout the morning.”

Performances by Leona Lewis and Aled Jones, plus plenty of cracker jokes from Gyles Brandreth, also feature. Chef Gino D’Acampo serves up a Yuletide feast while wearing a questionable jumper – leading Holly to say: “You look slightly like the turkey I got out the fridge this morning!” And Masked Singer presenter Joel Dommett cosies up on the sofa to discuss series three.

He reveals: “It was the first time we had an audience, because in the first series they didn’t really know what the show was, then the second series was Covid protocols… Just the joy in the room was insane!” He adds: “The costume department are having the time of their lives.”

This Morning is at 10am on ITV

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