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Friday 18 April 2014

Sofa sizzles as Colin Farrell turns on the charm with 'bright red' Holly

Colin Farrell pictured in August
Colin Farrell pictured in August

IT WAS so 'electrifying' that Holly Willoughby lost control during her ITV show.

The This Morning presenter has admitted having more than a little crush on actor Colin Farrell after being teased by her co-host Phillip Schofield.

He spotted the spark between the pair during an interview for the show, noting that they seemed to "love" each other.

Viewers of the show then hit twitter to teasingly tell the ITV presenter's husband Dan Baldwin to tune into her morning show to find out about her celebrity crush.

The teasing began on air after the pre-recorded Farrell interview aired and Holly said: "I loved his openness and his honesty, it's really rare. And he just sat there like an open book."

Cheeky Phillip responded: "I think he loved you as well actually. Sometimes you sit and watch and go 'ooh, here we go again'. Just a couple of times, we've mentioned it on here before where it's crackle, crackle, crackle of (electricity)."

Holly answered by hitting him with a cushion, saying: "Am I bright red? I'm really trying to hold it together, but I can't."

When Phillip asked Holly if she fancied the Irish heartthrob she protested: "No, but he's very attractive and he might be added to my list."

Farrell said in the interview how fatherhood has taught him the meaning of true contentment.

Farrell, who is currently in Saving Mr Banks, said his life is much richer since the arrival of his children and his well-documented stint in rehab in 2005.

"Back then I had no ability to understand the idea of contentment and I don't mean being smug about how great everything is, I mean true contentment. Now I have a bit more of an idea being a dad and stuff and engaging with that."

He said his sons, James (10) and Henry (4), live with him part-time in his Los Angeles home in an unconventional family unit but it works for them.

"They have recently got over the fact that neither of them is leaving because they don't live together with me all the time.

"They don't have the same mother. But it all works. There is no right or wrong. You make it work."

The 37-year-old described his son James, who has a neuro-genetic condition, as an extraordinary child.

"James has a thing called Angelman Syndrome. It is a neuro-genetic condition that affects motor skills and speech. He took his first steps when he was four years of age.

"He has no verbal speech, he has a greater ability with receptive language. He understands things and directions and so on. He is an extraordinary, extraordinary boy."

hnews@herald.ie

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