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Holly Willoughby has revealed the stripping ritual she'd go through every time she got home at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

The This Morning presenter and loving mum of three was so worried about bringing germs home that she'd take all her clothes off the second she walked through the front door.

While many of us began working from home, Holly continued to head into the ITV studio every day to host the show alongside best pal Phillip Schofield, with strict social distancing rules in place.

But Holly, 40, still wasn't taking any chances when it came to her kids – Harry, 11, Belle, nine, and Chester, six – who she shares with TV producer husband Dan Baldwin.

Holly didn't want to take any chances

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."

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Holly and Phil's hard work during the first lockdown in March 2020 saw the magazine show receive its highest ratings in 19 years, with more than 10 million people tuning in every day.

Holly and Phil have opened up to the Sunday Mirror about how the Covid-19 pandemic has left them on edge so much that even just giving out cash prizes to viewers has them fighting tears.

Phil said: "When a Spin to Win winner says, 'Oh my God, you’ve been amazing. I’ve entered since the start', that kind of thing.

Holly and her three little bears
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"You’ve got to be quite careful because I think we’re all on the edge, you could cry at the drop of a hat.

"It’s so hard sometimes and you think, 'You have to centre yourself'.

"We are all on the brink of tears all the time, so it doesn’t take much to push."

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And Holly said the last year has made her really appreciate everything in life.

She said: "I think it’s those small things, those small liberties that you take for granted that you never thought that anybody would take away from you ever.

"I’ve learnt so much and I hope a lot of the things that I’ve learnt will stay with me. It’s funny, because I can see it with the kids as well, I think all generations are going through it."