Holly Willoughby fears for her kids after they say they're terrified about climate change after seeing bush fires on TV

Holly Willoughby fears for her kids after they say they're terrified about climate change after seeing bush fires on TV

HOLLY Willoughby has revealed on This Morning today that she fears for her children after they admitted they are terrified about climate change.

The 39-year-old, who is mum to Chester, Harry and daughter Belle, revealed they suffered from eco-anxiety after seeing the bush fires on TV.

Discussing the issue with two activists – Pippa Best and Ellie Smith plus Dr. Patrick Kennedy-Williams – on today’s This Morning, she said:  "I've got my three children and they watch Newsround, it's something that's part of school, they watch it.

“They come home and more recently I notice that they talk about it a lot. We've always been quite environmental in our home, as much as we can.

"But they're talking about it in a different way now, the same as what you've seen with the bush fires, all sorts of things. And they do worry about it.”

She continued: "Their questioning has changed, actually it's become quite fearful and I'm wondering as a parent, how do we deal with that? Because it's not just affecting adults, it is affecting our children too."


Pippa felt the same as Holly, particularly after the bushfires in  Australia, which have recently escalated her fears even more.

She said:  “We desperately want to do something, but we often feel powerless and I know for me, I also have two kids who are also really concerned for the environment so a lot of my fear really stems from worrying about their future.

“Worrying about other kids like them who are already experiencing the effects of climate change.”

Dr. Patrick Kennedy-Williams spoke about how he has been seeing patients with eco-anxiety for a couple of years now and those patients are from a range of backgrounds – young people, older people and grandparents who are worried about their grandkids.

He reassured: “I'm a parent as well and I'm having to answer really difficult questions about the climate that I may not know the answer to or that I might want to protect my children from.

“It’s okay to be feeling this way, there’s a very real threat here… This is the reality we’re facing.”

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