Holly Willoughby breaks fans’ hearts with snap of poorly son Chester

Holly Willoughby has shared a sweet snap of her youngest child, three-year-old Chester, as he recovers from a cold and cough.

The 36-year-old who shares eight-year-old Harry, Belle, six and three-year-old Chester with husband Dan Baldwin, is usually notoriously private when it comes to sharing photos of her children, so the adorable pic is likely to have come as something of a surprise to her fans.

Family… ❤️

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The This Morning presenter took to Instagram to share the image with her 2.7m followers.

The heartwarming photo showed her well-manicured hands intertwined with the cute chubby fingers of her toddler, Chester.

Holly wrote a simple caption alongside, explaining: ‘Downside of a little one with a cough and cold is the lack of sleep… the upside is waking up to this ☺️’

Her post resonated with many parents who said they were going through similar experiences themselves: ‘We are all the same in our house poorly,’ said one fan, while this parent wrote: ‘Just been there done That! Alot going around. The snuggles are priceless.’

‘Humidifier all the way @hollywilloughby,’ one fellow mum advised. ‘My little one sleeps so well at night with this on even thought he’s full of cough and cold. Can’t recommend it enough. X’

‘You’re so right. My 2 year old calling mummy through the night was the cutest/most heart breaking thing,’ another admitted.

One added: ‘Me too, 2 hrs sleep and off to work, she is worth every lost minute though x.’

Day 1 of something very exciting today… ❄️

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As any mum knows, a sicky child takes its toll on all the family, from sharing the germs to no sleep – and Chester’s bug appears to have come at an already a busy time for TV favourite, Holly, after she posted a pic on Instagram in a gorgeous figure-hugging dress. The caption read: ‘Day 1 of something very exciting today… ‘