Holly Willoughby took extra steps at home to protect her family during the pandemic (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX)
Holly Willoughby has shared the process she goes through each time she comes home from filming This Morning in order to protect her family.
The TV star, 40, and co-host Phillip Schofield remained on the air throughout the pandemic during the first peak of the coronavirus crisis last year.
Returning home to husband Dan Baldwin and their children Harry, 11, Belle, nine and six-year-old Chester, Holly took care not to spread germs by taking her clothes off as soon as she got in, as well as hand-washing – although her work environment was safe.
She told The Sun: ‘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.
‘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 has been on This Morning throughout the pandemic (Picture: ITV)
Phillip previously described his experience of remaining on set during the lockdown as ‘like therapy’ as having fewer people around gave he and Holly time to have deep chats about their concerns amid the pandemic.
‘We watched the team drift away and suddenly it was just Holly and I getting ready in make-up and that was like a therapy session,’ Phil told Radio Times.
‘But right from the start, we said we didn’t want to do hysteria broadcasting. Not doom and gloom but honest and challenging.’
Phillip also recalled coming out as gay at the start of 2020, adding that the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown put things into perspective for him.
‘There are much, much bigger things in the world than our own personal struggles,’ he said.
Credit: Original article published here.