Mum-to-be Holly Willoughby shuns maternity leave: “I’ll keep working until one day I don’t come in”

While some expectant mothers count the days down until their maternity leave, Holly Willoughby has revealed she plans to work until the day she gives birth.

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by Jack White |

Mum-of-two Holly Willoughby, 33, is due to give birth in October and said that this won’t be the first time she’s not taken maternity leave.

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Speaking to a UK magazine, Holly said: “It’s so hard to know when I’m going to go into labour. I’m just going to keep working until one day I don’t come back in again. That’s what I’ve done before.”

Holly won't be taking time off before her baby is born
Holly won't be taking time off before her baby is born

But, while Holly is undoubtedly one of the hardest working women on TV, she did say that people shouldn’t feel bad for her for not taking any time off.

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She continued: “My job is sat on a sofa. I’m sitting down all the time on This Morning, and on Celebrity Juice I’m behind a desk. So don’t feel too sorry for me.”

As well as This Morning and Celebrity Juice, Holly also presents Surprise Surprise, and she admitted she was trying to wrap up filming for it before she gives birth.

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But she says that people shouldn't feel bad, as she is 'always sitting down'

It still hasn’t been confirmed who will be taking over from Holly on This Morning when she eventually has the baby, but Emma Willis is reportedly ‘being considered’ by ITV bosses.

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However, Holly’s co-host Phillip Schofield is thought to want Christine Bleakley to get the job.

A source told The Sun: “Phillip is good friends with Christine and wants her to get the job – but bosses are looking at Emma.”

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