The reason Holly Willoughby 'deliberately' refuses to talk about her weight is so important 3 months ago

The reason Holly Willoughby 'deliberately' refuses to talk about her weight is so important

"People get obsessive with it."

Holly Willoughby has said that she won't publicly discuss her weight after seeing first-hand the damage body image culture has done to people.

"Yes, I very deliberately don’t talk about it," she told The Times.

"Just because I don’t think it’s helpful to the conversation, for women generally. As long as you are healthy and happy, that’s really all that matters

"It’s a personal thing for me, and I think that people get obsessive with it."

The presenter said she's come face-to-face with people with eating disorders as the host of This Morning and said that discourse around weight is "not helpful".

"On this show I’ve sat across the sofa from mums and dads who’ve lost children to anorexia, or their children are currently going through it, and they sit there and say, ‘It doesn’t help that there’s such a fascination with weight at the moment.’

"Everybody knows what leads to a healthy lifestyle, but it’s not up to me to give you a blow-by-blow account of what I’ve eaten that day.

"It’s not helpful, and it’s not what’s important."

Though one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, Holly is notoriously private about her personal life.

The star, 38, keeps her children and her marriage to husband Daniel Baldwin off her social media profile, preferring to focus on work and her personal style.