Wednesday 7 December 2016

'One of the hardest things I've ever had to do' - Holly Willoughby breaks down in tears on This Morning

Published 24/10/2016 | 14:32

Holly struggled to hold back the tears as she discussed the death of her pet on This Morning
Holly struggled to hold back the tears as she discussed the death of her pet on This Morning
Holly became visibly upset as she discussed the sad news

The loss of a pet can be traumatic for owners and Holly Willougby proved she isn't immune to the heartbreak as she broke down in tears while discussing the death of her cat.

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The presenter became emotional as she spoke about the death of her cat Roxy on Monday's episode of This Morning.

The mother-of-three struggled to hold back tears as she explained the beloved family pet died unexpectedly last week.

"A really strange thing happened on Thursday night," she said.

Goodbye my friend... RIP Roxy

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"She went to sleep, we came down in the morning and she passed away in her sleep.

"It was a big shock for everybody," Holly added as her eyes welled up with tears.

"As soon as I found out I thought how am I going to tell the kids. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do... one of the hardest things I've ever had to do."

Holly, who's mother to Harry (seven), Belle (five) and toddler Chester, added: "I said Roxy wasn't very well. She had a sister who died as a kitten, Peaches, so I said Peaches would be waiting for her in heaven."

Holly became visibly upset as she discussed the sad news
Holly became visibly upset as she discussed the sad news

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