Holly Willoughby reveals secret behind her marriage surviving lockdown

Holly Willoughby has given fans a rare insight into home life with husband Dan Baldwin as she reveals the secret behind their marriage surviving lockdown.

Like many other couples up and down the country, the coronavirus pandemic means Holly, 39, and her husband of 13 years, Dan, are spending a lot more time together than normal.

With Holly still working at This Morning with Philip Schofield, Dan has been left in charge of their three children – Belle, Harry and Chester. And the TV star confessed he’s doing a wonderful job.

And, Holly revealed, it’s the little things like this that mean their marriage is thriving in lockdown.

During a call-in on today’s This Morning about fighting with your family during lockdown, Holly said Dan has been earning brownie points in isolation.

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"I also think that doing little nice things gives you a bit of leeway in other areas as well. Like, if I'm doing something and Dan will come and make me a cup of tea, or I'll come back and he'll have put the washing away and I haven't asked him,” she admitted.

“Then I sort of turn a blind eye to all these other things, so I think doing little things to help makes a big difference."

Lockdown in the Willoughby household hasn’t all been doom and gloom as the Celebrity Juice star admitted she suffered her “worst hangover of 2020” last week, after taking it too far during virtual social engagements.

She confessed to Keith Lemon, "I haven't stopped, I literally clock watch like - is it time for an Aperol Spritz yet?”

And, the problem with being indoors is it’s hard to know when to stop. “The trouble is you've got your own bottle of wine and you're sitting there doing this [mimes pouring wine].

“It's not like you've got to go to the bar. I woke up on Sunday morning, it was like my worst hangover of 2020. I didn't remember getting in from my own front room."

That’s one way of dealing with lockdown, Holly!

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