‘I’m ready to cry’: Emotional Holly Willoughby skips This Morning to watch her 8-year-old son Chester in his nativity play as he assumes the role of Santa Claus.
Holly Willoughby revealed she was ready to cry when she skipped This Morning to see her son Chester in his birth play on Thursday.
The 41-year-old mother of three appeared on the show via video link from inside her son’s school grounds, with the director filming her.
Holly and her producer husband Dan Baldwin, 47, are parents to Harry, 12, Belle, 10 and Chester, who appeared in the nativity as Father Christmas.
‘I’m ready to cry’: An emotional Holly Willoughby skipped This Morning on Thursday to watch her 8-year-old son Chester in his birth play as he assumed the role of Father Christmas.
A waving Holly told viewers: ‘It’s all so exciting! I’m at Chester school and the class is getting ready and at 10:15 everyone will be going on stage.
This morning began with Phillip Schofield, 60, solo presenter explaining: “You may have noticed someone is missing, that’s because Holly is busy doing something so many parents across the country can relate to, she’s in Chester’s Nativity Play”. and she joins us now!’
A waving Holly told viewers: ‘It’s all so exciting! I’m at school in Chester and the class is getting ready and at 10:15am everyone’s going on stage – there’s some kind of nativity, but we’re really following Clarence the Camel who’s on a journey to find his home .
I have seen many children dressed as Christmas desserts and gingerbread men!
Solo: This morning opened with Phillip Schofield, 60, solo presenter explaining: “You may have noticed someone is missing, that’s because Holly is busy doing something so many parents across the country can relate to, she’s in Chester’s Christmas play and now he’s joining us!’
“Chester is playing Santa Claus, so it’s a huge role – he’s packed with lots of fillers and he looks super cute!
‘He has lines [to say] but the only one I know is “ho ho ho!” I have my tissues in my pocket and I’m ready to cry because it’s always so 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 right now, is the director, Mr. H, and normally when I see a director, I have all kinds of problems, but really He’s holding the phone.” so I’m fine!’
Later in the show, Holly returned from her son’s school beaming, saying, “He was so good, I remembered all his words…”
Phillip asked: ‘Did you need your handkerchiefs?’
Holly replied, ‘I did! It was at the end and they sang something beautiful and lovely and it always grabs you…
The couple then exclusively revealed that This Morning has been voted the winner of Favorite Daytime Show at this year’s TV Times Awards.
Sweet: Holly took to her Instagram Stories a while back to share a sweet memory of her three kids from her stint hosting I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here from 2018