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Emma Willis and Holly Willoughby tearful at clip of baby being saved


Emma Willis and Holly Willoughby broke down in tears on Monday’s This Morning over a ‘terrifying’ clip of a newborn baby being resuscitated. 

Mother-of-three Emma, 44, was appearing on the ITV daytime show to promote the third season of her programme Delivering Babies, which was all filmed during the 2020 lockdown.

But she and Holly, 40, who also has three children, became overwhelmed with emotion as they watched a clip of a couple anxiously waiting for their baby to cry for the first time after a complicated birth. 

Emotions running high: Emma Willis and Holly Willoughby broke down in tears on Monday's This Morning over a 'terrifying' clip of a newborn baby being resuscitated

Emotions running high: Emma Willis and Holly Willoughby broke down in tears on Monday’s This Morning over a ‘terrifying’ clip of a newborn baby being resuscitated 

‘I’ve been in that situation… it’s absolutely terrifying,’ revealed Emma, as she clutched her face in panic. 

‘Oh my God. That’s a hard watch actually,’ agreed Holly as her eyes filled with tears. 

‘It’s a really really hard watch,’ agreed Emma, who is a qualified Maternity Care Assistant. 

‘I’ve been in that situation on the ward and it’s absolutely terrifying. It’s a minute or two, it feels like an hour. It’s just so scary.’ 

The tense footage comes from Emma’s third season of her show Delivering Babies, which was all filmed during the 2020 lockdown.

'Hard watch': Emma and Holly, 40, who also has three children, became overwhelmed with emotion as they watched a clip of a couple anxiously waiting for their baby to cry

‘Hard watch’: Emma and Holly, 40, who also has three children, became overwhelmed with emotion as they watched a clip of a couple anxiously waiting for their baby to cry

At the time of filming, not even partners were allowed in the delivery room until the final moments of labour. 

From her home in Hertfordshire, Emma told Holly:  ‘It was very hands off and I did everything from the room I’m sat in right now,

‘We put it in the hands of the families. We were meant to be back in the ward last April and that obviously didn’t happen,

‘There’s devastation everywhere we look at the minute but in small pockets of these hospitals, there’s joy happening,’ she said. 

Tense: Mother-of-three Emma, 44, was appearing on the ITV daytime show to promote the third season of her programme Delivering Babies, which was filmed during lockdown

Tense: Mother-of-three Emma, 44, was appearing on the ITV daytime show to promote the third season of her programme Delivering Babies, which was filmed during lockdown 

Emma continued: ‘When we’re on the ward, you see a man melt when their child comes into the world. 

‘I can’t help but feel slightly sorry for them because in the nicest possible way, they’re useless, 

‘You see these men so vulnerable and wanting to do something for their partner and they literally can’t. It was a real insight,’ she said. 

The former Big Brother presenter has three children of her own with her husband Matt Willis; Isabelle, 11, Ace, nine, and Trixie, four. 

Holly has three children; Harry, 11, Belle, nine, and Chester, six, with her TV producer husband Dan Baldwin. 

Emma revealed homeschooling her kids could be a challenge: ‘We have very poor signal in our house. 

Doting mother: The former Big Brother presenter has three children of her own with her husband Matt Willis: Isabelle, 11, Ace, nine, and Trixie, four (pictured with Matt in 2015)

Doting mother: The former Big Brother presenter has three children of her own with her husband Matt Willis: Isabelle, 11, Ace, nine, and Trixie, four (pictured with Matt in 2015)

‘I have three kids on devices all schooling… once I walk through that door it’s going to be chaos again.’ 

The presenter said her musician husband Matt was just as hectic as her: ‘More organised than me? Never! This third lockdown we’ve got into the groove quite well, we all do our own bits,

‘I hope they go back to school in the next few weeks. Not because I want them out of the house because I want to stop being a part time teacher, because I think they need it, their little minds.’

While she’s keen to get her kids back to reality, Emma is nervous to re-start work on the singing competition The Voice.

‘We get to do a live show in the next few weeks and I’m nervous because I haven’t done live telly in a very long time,’ she revealed. 

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