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Holly Willoughby reveals strict parenting rule and why she won’t let daughter Belle wear her hair down at school


HOLLY Willoughby is notoriously quiet on her family life yet the telly favourite has let slip one strict parenting rule she abides by.

The mum of three said the stipulation particularly related to middle child Belle, aged eight, every week day of school time.

Speaking in a Friday episode of ITV show This Morning Holly, 38, told of her golden rule for her only daughter with husband Dan Baldwin.

She said: “I've got young children, similar age and my daughter, she's got long hair, she always wants to wear her hair down at school.

“I always say to her, 'You can't darling, you have to put it up'.

“I always hate it when that dreaded letter comes round and there's head lice in the school and they've all got their heads together."

Holly also has Harry, 10, and Chester, five, with her TV show producer husband.

She has previously quipped she never wants any of her three children to leave home, if they don't want to.

The host opened up on the worrying notion of an empty nest during a phone in with Vanessa Feltz on This Morning.

in a candid insight into family life she said: "I never want my children to leave, that's a fact.

"If they want to stay with me forever then that's fine for me."

Yet she conceded when they grew up they would have her full support and be "so proud" to see them go and live their lives.

She added: "It will be tough but by doing that, you will be giving them the best present."

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