This Morning’s Holly Willoughby delivers emotional plea to viewers over lockdown news
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Holly Willoughby issued an emotional plea on This Morning today.
The ITV presenter was taking part in a discussion on reports that support bubbles may be scrapped as the UK Government considers tightening lockdown restrictions, leaving some single-person households with little to no in-person human contact in an effort to save lives.
Holly's co-presenter Phillip Schofield noted that the potential loss of support bubbles in the UK would "throw the mental health of all ages into utter chaos."
As panelist and broadcaster Matthew Wright agreed on the impact this decision would have on so many, Holly herself then decided to speak out.
Holly Willoughby made an emotional plea to This Morning viewers
The 39-year-old presenter said: "Hearing news like this, be it rumour or tittle tattle or whether it be the truth of what we are facing later on, if you are struggling and if you've been okay and just about holding on up until now and this is the thing that tips you over the edge, the most important thing is don't suffer in silence.
"And you might not be able to see that person or get in that support bubble but you can ask for help, you can call someone."
Holly was discussing the latest potential lockdown changes with co-presenter Phillip Schofield (top,left) and panelists Matthew Wright (bottom, left) and Julia Hartley-Brewer (bottom, right)
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Holly added: "There are [charity] Samaritans, there's [mental health charity] CALM, we've got lots of helplines on our app, do not think you are on your own.
"Because nothing, whatever you're going through, nothing is worth that."
The emotional plea from Holly certainly resonated with This Morning viewers who took to social media to share their support for her message.
One person wrote on Twitter : "Well said Holly. You are never alone dont ever think that. There are people to talk to when you need it. Mental health as well as Covid should be at the forefront during this hard time. #ThisMorning ".
Holly's plea regarding mental health was praised on social media by This Morning viewers
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A different social media user tweeted: "Phillip and Holly are on one today. Thank you for standing up for and by the everyday folk. #ThisMorning ".
Another viewer noted: "Holly talking sense! Please ask for help if you are feeling low mood. Life is still very worth living even with covid #ThisMorning ".
Finally, another agreed with Holly's sentiment, concluding: "Well said Holly. #thismorning ".
This Morning continues on weekdays from 10am on ITV.
Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you're feeling, or if you're worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at [email protected]