Holly Willoughby moved to tears by nuns who told her ‘It will all be okay’

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2 min read
<a href="https://uk.news.yahoo.com/tagged/holly-willoughby/">Holly Willoughby</a> has been able to host <em>This Morning </em>throughout the pandemic alongside Phillip Schofield, although they've had to keep their distance. This year also saw her announce she'd <a href="https://uk.news.yahoo.com/holly-willoughby-quits-celebrity-juice-104213410.html">be quitting Celebrity Juice</a> after 12 years as a team captain. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)
Holly Willoughby burst into tears after speaking to two nuns on This Morning. (Getty Images)

Holly Willoughby burst into tears after interviewing two nuns on This Morning, who told her, “everything will be okay”.

The 39-year-old TV presenter was overcome with emotion after speaking to Sister Gabriel and Sister Geraldine-Marie of Poor Clares of Arundel, whose album Light For The World recently topped the UK classical music charts.

Willoughby had to ask co-host Phillip Schofield to read her lines from the autocue for her after bursting into tears.

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She said: "Some people just talk and they really get you, don't they? Oooh, that took me by surprise.

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Fanning her face she sobbed: "It's when somebody says it's all going to be okay…"

Willoughby told Schofield: "You're going to have to do this bit."

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Holly Willoughby had to ask co-host Phillip Schofield to take over as she overcome with emotion. (ITV)

When the cameras returned to Willoughby, she reassured viewers: "I've pulled myself together now."

Sister Gabriel and Sister Geraldine-Marie, from the south east of England, were on the ITV daytime show to discuss their choir, which has proved popular for those seeking reassurance and hope during the coronavirus pandemic.

They said: “We are really thrilled that something of the essence of our life is helping people.

"We just want to say hat when you listen to our CD if you're at home and you're fed up, or anxious, or feel depressed - somewhere in Arundel in West Sussex there's a community of women.

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"We're here, and we're with you. We're making this journey as well."

Willoughby - who has three children, Harry, 11, Belle, nine, and Chester, six with production company boss Dan Baldwin - has admitted to struggling with juggling work and homeschooling during the country’s third national lockdown.

She recently shared a picture of herself reading to youngest son Chester on Instagram, captioned: Eat, Sleep, Read, Repeat...”

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