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Holly Willoughby breaks down in tears over video of family singing in isolation

Holly Willoughby broke down in tears today over a video of a family singing in isolation.

Holly, 39, confessed she had been "very emotional" seeing the family of six singing about living in isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.

 Holly Willoughby told fans she had been crying over a video of family singing in isolation
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Holly Willoughby told fans she had been crying over a video of family singing in isolation

Dad Dr Ben Marsh, a history lecturer at Canterbury University, shared the stunning video online where it has received over 4.7 million views.

In the video Ben, 43, is joined by his wife Danielle, 42 and his three children Alfie, 13; Thomas, 12; Ella, 10; and Tess, eight.

The family has rewritten the lyrics from the Andrew Lloyd Webber hit One Day More from Les Misérables, to reflect the coronavirus lockdown.

At one point Dr Ben pretends to swig a bottle of champagne as his kids sang: "Watch our daddy drink, see our mummy sigh, clapping for the NHS can make ‘em cry."

After watching the clip on This Morning, Holly wiped away tears and her co-host Phillip Schofield said: "You've been crying!"

 The Marsh family melted hearts singing One Day More from Les Misérables
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The Marsh family melted hearts singing One Day More from Les Misérables

And Holly, crying and laughing all at once, told viewers: "There are so many families that are spending time together trying to think of things to do. It is just so magical."

Holly and Phil chatted to the family in their home after the clip aired.

Dr Ben, 43, told them: "It has been strange, we obviously hit a nerve.

"We always get together and do singalongs anyway and the kids play instruments.

"We have never been able to do a song from Les Mis as the boys don't want to sing romantic parts."

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His wife added: "I think we put it up at half ten at night and Ben said he’d put it up and we’d tagged a few friends so that they can have a bit of a laugh.

"A few people said 'can we share this' and it just snowballed, it has been completely bizarre.

"And because we are stuck in our own little bubble it’s hard to comprehend, people have been texting us from Australia saying they have seen it."

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TV presenter Holly is married to telly producer Dan Baldwin and the couple have three kids together.

Harry, Belle and Chester make up the happy family.

In 2017, the This Morning host hinted that she was open to the idea of having more kids.


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