Holly Willoughby reveals adorable name of new family member and says ‘we are all completely in love’

HOLLY Willoughby has revealed her adorable new Golden Retriever is called Bailey.

The TV star, 40, said she and her family are "completely in love" with the pup.

Writing on her Wylde Moon website, she said: "Bailey came into our life this month and has changed everything."

It was her little girl Belle, 10, who planted the seed for a family pet, and Holly wishes they'd acted sooner.

She went on: "My daughter has been campaigning for us to get a dog since she was able to talk, and we have been waiting for the right time for a dog to fit into our family life. Now, is that time. This little ball of scrumptious energy bounded into our world and immediately made us question why on earth we have waited so long.

"She’s been brilliant for getting us all out of the house, going on long walks and playing in the garden. During lockdown, the kids gravitated to being on screens more than normal, but Bailey has come in and pushed a giant paw-shaped, reset button for all us…and of course we are completely in love.”

While Bailey has brought lots of joy to the Willoughby home, Holly has been struggling with illness in the past week.

She explained: "Last week I was struck down with a tummy bug and for 48 hours I was really not in a very good way. I couldn’t take the kids to school, I couldn’t go to work and I couldn’t take the dog for a walk, but that didn’t stop Bailey lovingly sitting at my feet all day long.

"I didn’t have the heart to tell her that the slight smell of dog food was doing nothing for my swirling nausea, but nonetheless, just having her there made me feel so much better."

The illness forced her to miss three days in a row on This Morning.

Stand in Josie Gibson appeared alongside Phillip Schofield on the daytime show and said she had a 'quiet cry' after the first day was a success.

It was a jam-packed day yesterday as the duo spoke to Tiger King star Carol Baskin and were joined by the man who claims to have the biggest penis in the world.

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