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Emotional Holly Willoughby skips This Morning to watch Chester in his nativity

‘I’m ready to have a cry’: Emotional Holly Willoughby skips This Morning to watch son Chester, 8, in his nativity play as he took on the role of Father Christmas

Holly Willoughby revealed she was ready to have a cry when she skipped This Morning to watch son Chester in his nativity play on Thursday. 

The mother-of-three, 41, appeared on the show via video link from inside the grounds of her son’s school, with the headmaster filming her. 

Holly and her producer husband Dan Baldwin, 47, are parents to Harry, 12, Belle, ten and Chester, who was appearing in the nativity as Father Christmas.   

‘I’m ready to have a cry’: Emotional Holly Willoughby skipped This Morning on Thursday to watch son Chester, 8, in his nativity play as he took on the role of Father Christmas

A waving Holly told viewers: 'It¿s all very exciting! I¿m at Chester¿s school and the class are getting ready and at 10.15am they will all be going on stage'

A waving Holly told viewers: ‘It’s all very exciting! I’m at Chester’s school and the class are getting ready and at 10.15am they will all be going on stage’

This Morning opened with Phillip Schofield, 60, hosting solo explaining: ‘You may have noticed that someone is missing – that’s because Holly is busy doing something that a lot of parents up and down the country can relate to, she is at Chester’s nativity play and she joins us now!’

A waving Holly told viewers: ‘It’s all very exciting! I’m at Chester’s school and the class are getting ready and at 10.15am they will all be going on stage – there is a nativity of sorts but we’re actually following Clarence the Camel who is on a journey to find his home.

‘I’ve seen lots of children dressed at Christmas puddings and gingerbread men! 

On his own: This Morning opened with Phillip Schofield, 60, hosting solo explaining: 'You may have noticed that someone is missing - that¿s because Holly is busy doing something that a lot of parents up and down the country can relate to, she is at Chester¿s nativity play and she joins us now!'

On his own: This Morning opened with Phillip Schofield, 60, hosting solo explaining: ‘You may have noticed that someone is missing – that’s because Holly is busy doing something that a lot of parents up and down the country can relate to, she is at Chester’s nativity play and she joins us now!’

‘Chester is playing Father Christmas, so he’s a very important role – he’s full of lots of stuffing and he’s looking super cute! 

‘He does have lines [to say] but the only one I know is “Ho ho ho!” I’ve got my tissues in my pocket and I’m ready to have a cry because it’s always very emotional but it’s the first of December and it’s the perfect way to start Christmas.’

She added: ‘This is the weirdest thing because holding the camera – my phone that I’m talking to now – is the Headmaster Mr H and normally when I see a Headmaster I’m in all sorts of trouble but he’s actually holding the phone so I’m OK!’

Later in the show, Holly returned from her son’s school beaming saying: ‘He was very good, he remembered all his words…’

Phillip asked: ‘Did you need your tissues?’

Holly replied: ‘I did! It was at the end and they sang something beautiful and lovely and it always gets you…’

The pair then exclusively revealed together that This Morning has been voted as the winner of Favourite Daytime Show in this year’s TV Times Awards.

Sweet: Holly took to her Instagram Stories a while back to share a sweet throwback snap of her three children from her stint hosting I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here from 2018

Sweet: Holly took to her Instagram Stories a while back to share a sweet throwback snap of her three children from her stint hosting I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here from 2018

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