Holly Willoughby breaks down in floods of tears – and Phil is forced to cut to a break on This Morning

Holly Willoughby breaks down in floods of tears – and Phil is forced to cut to a break on This Morning

HOLLY Willoughby broke down sobbing on This Morning today over children suffering in Ukraine.

Her co-host Phillip Schofield was forced to cut to a break as Holly sat with tears running down her face.

The 41-year-old mum was in bits after a debate about refugees fleeing Putin's invasion of the Ukraine.

Ex Coronation Street star Nicola Thorp had joined the debate in the studio and claimed the government was not doing enough to allow people to reach safety in the UK.

Viewers took to Twitter over the emotional subject, as Holly was offered a handful of tissues.

One viewer said: "Agree with every word Nicola Thorp said" as another tweeted: "Nicola is 100% right Switch JHB off please"

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Another reacted online: "I absolutely can understand Holly crying. Remember we could be in a difficult situation one day, who knows which way this war will go Putin has nothing to loose now."

As one more said: "Can someone PLEASE give Holly a hug"

Tensions flared in the studio between Nicola and radio presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer, who insisted the government was doing all that they could.

The pair sniped at each other before the conversation turned to children crossing the border between Ukraine and Poland alone and without their parents, who were relying on outside authorities to take care of their kids.

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Nicola also shed some silent tears before the segment ended and Holly was seen with her head down and sobbing.

Holly later said that she couldn't help feeling sad over the crisis in Ukraine, telling viewers: "It's very hard not to feel anxious when you look at what is gong on in the world, when you read the papers or switch on the TV."

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