Holly Willoughby says she feels 'euphorically happy' or 'desperately sad' in relatable coronavirus discussion

Caroline Allen
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She shared her feelings on This Morning. (Getty Images)

Holly Willoughby opened up about how she’s feeling during the coronavirus pandemic during a segment on This Morning.

She described her mood as either “euphorically happy” or “desperately sad” and said she was “craving the middle ground”, a sentiment many of us will relate to.

The 39-year-old shared her feelings after a funny video by Chris Franklin called Stay The F*** Home opened the show.

“It’s utterly brilliant, at times like this, you do need a laugh, don’t you?” The presenter said.

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Her co-host, Phillip Schofield, said “we’ve just got to ride it out” in response to Willoughby’s thoughts.

The nation is currently in the midst of a period of lockdown where people are only allowed to leave the house for one type of exercise per day (outdoor only), to work in essential roles that can’t be done from home or to get essential items like food shops.

Willoughby’s feelings certainly aren’t individual to her as many of us wake up to another week of uncertainty.

On the one hand, there’s a lot to be thankful for; if we don’t have symptoms or know anybody with symptoms then we’ll likely feel thankful for our health, the roof over our heads, our families.

Despite this, there are also moments when it’s hard to enjoy these small victories with something so all-encompassing dominating our lives.

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She’s not the only celebrity to open up about her contrasting feelings. On Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast, she and Russell Brand discussed the positives to come out of the coronavirus, like slowing down, for example.

They also discuss the less positive aspects like anxiety and how to manage the fear.

Elizabeth Hurley also shared how she felt “incredibly lucky” to live in the countryside in an honest post on Instagram.

The model and actress currently has seven people living with her while they self-isolate, including one of her best friends with severe respiratory problems.

“Keeping everyone safe as possible (and fed) is a full time job.” She admitted.

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In the midst of our ever-changing moods, the government has shared new guidelines on how we can protect our mental health during this uncertain time.

The extensive list of ideas to keep your mental wellbeing in check contains advice such as considering how you connect with others, enjoying exercise, getting a good night sleep and creating a new daily routine.

“Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time,” according to the government.

“It’s important you take care of your mind as well as your body.”

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