TV star is concerned for her eldest child

Holly Willoughby revealed her concerns for her children during a discussion on This Morning today about the Momo Challenge.

The Momo character is a pretty terrifying face which has apparently bene popping up all over the interview, in particular YouTube videos, and saying rather disturbing things to children and encouraging them to self harm.


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Mum-of-three Holly was understandably very worried as her eldest child Harry is nine-years-old.

‘That’s my concern, Harry is nine, he watches things on YouTube,’ she explained.

‘I’ve been aware of this because I’ve seen it in the press, I didn’t quite understand how it works and that it just pops up on these things so it’s there all the time.’

Asking psychologist Anna Colton for some advice, Holly continued: ‘Do I draw his attention to it? I mean I’m a mum and I don’t know what to do.

‘The worrying thing is, with something like Momo, it’s spread by fear. If I went home and said to Harry tonight, “right, there’s this thing called Momo”, is he going to go to school tomorrow and say “have you heard about Momo?”’

The 38-year-old TV presenter looked genuinely worried as she sat alongside co-host Phillip Schofield and spoke to mum Nicola Harteveld.

Sadly, Nicola lost her 14-year-old daughter Megan in 2016 when she took her own life after a secret battle against cyber-bullies.

Nicola recently found out the sick suicide challenge had popped up during her son’s Fortnite game, which led Holly to have her own concerns.

‘It’s a difficult one, I’m not sure whether we’ve reached the answer here of what to do. I think like you say, being transparent with your kids is always the best thing to do,’ Holly concluded.