Holly Willoughby Says Working Mums Can't Win

18/11/2011 09:58 | Updated 22 May 2015
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Holly Willoughby has spoken out about how she manages the work-life balance - and says she is "lucky" because she can take her babies to work.

Presenting This Morning along with co-host Phillip Schofield four mornings a week means 7.30 starts for mum-of-two Holly, but she says returning five months after the birth of her daughter Belle was fine:

She told the Daily Record: "It's the best job in the world and working with Phil makes my day so much better. We have a laugh from the minute I get in. He's a funny person and has a naughty streak so I spend most of the day laughing."

She admits that her job does allow her to have it all though - whilst acknowledging that most women can't win whatever they decide to do after having babies.


I'm lucky I can take my babies to work. I manage to get a good work-life balance. To be honest I don't think women can win. Working mums get a tough time and stay-at-home mums get a tough time. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't. You just have to do what's right for you.


Holly also reveals how she has not put herself under any pressure to lose weight after having her children - Harry, now two, and baby Belle.

"After having Harry, I don't think I ever got back to my pre-baby weight. And now I've had another one. But I felt no pressure whatsoever to lose the weight. I just feel very proud to have had two children and my body reflects that I'm a mum of two."

Holly says that she and husband Dan Baldwin are planning more children and want a big family, saying: "We always wanted a big family and we love children."

Do you agree with Holly - are women damned if they do, and damned if they don't when it comes to work?


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