Holly Willoughby takes up unlikely hobby during lockdown

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  • This Morning star, Holly Willoughby, has taken to gardening in lockdown.

    The TV star has been keeping the nation entertained as she and Philip Schofield continue to host This Morning daily amid lockdown. But Holly’s weekend activities have got fans interested too.

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    On Sunday Holly, 39, revealed her latest project – and it involves the garden.

    She’s gone all green fingers and has been busy planting potatoes – much to the joy of her 6.6 million followers.

    “Look at you Mrs green fingers,” one fan commented. While another said, “Green fingers and still beautiful inside and out Holly.”

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    And Holly’s not the only celebrity turning to gardening in quarantine as fellow ITV colleague, Lorraine Kelly, has also been using her garden to keep occupied.

    In fact, Lorraine, 60, revealed she’s finding gardening “therapeutic” during a time of great uncertainty.

    On her new hobby, Lorraine said, “Sometimes I worry that I’m actually digging up nice plants and leaving weeds. But it’s really therapeutic. It’s actually really good.”

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    With the country on “lockdown” due to the coronavirus crisis, it’s left Lorraine, and many others, feeling out of control. And hobbies like gardening are helping Lorraine keep occupied.

    She explained, “Because we don’t have much control over stuff just now. That’s the thing.

    “I can’t wait to get back to normal. Mind you, but in the meantime, I think the best thing is just to keep busy and to keep going and just to keep doing what you can.”

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    Holly’s latest hobby comes just weeks after it emerged that her This Morning co-host, Philip Schofield, has moved out of his family home two months after coming out as gay.

    A source told Daily Mail, “There has been talk for weeks that Phillip isn’t living with Steph any more, that he had moved out for good and had a new home. He has a place in central London.

    “It’s not as big but it’s the beginning of a new life for him. It very much also seems as though their marriage could well be over.”

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