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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.

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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.

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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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