‘You were such a great role model’ Fans express concern over Holly Willoughby’s weight in recent pictures

Fans have been expressing their concern about Holly Willoughby’s weight after many suggested that she looked ‘too skinny’ in recent pictures.

The TV presenter is known for sharing her This Morning looks with fans on Instagram before going on air, but this week Holly decided to share an ‘off duty’ look.

Holly took to Instagram describing her ‘short shorts’ and off the shoulder combo as an ‘off duty’ style, writing, ‘Today is a short shorts kinda day! ☀️ #HWStyle💁✨ #offduty shorts by @blondonboutique x’

It seems the TV star’s denim hot pants caused quite a stir with followers, with many social media users commenting on her legs, worrying she had lost her ‘realness and curves’.

One fan spoke about Holly as a role model, saying, ‘I just feel a little sad as you were such a great role model for us normal sized girls 😕’

Some followers felt that Holly’s weight loss took away some of her ‘realness’, with one commenting, ‘Today is holly looking like a lolly pop head too skinny what happened to realness and curves.’

Another agreed, ‘Looking fantastic lady but don’t turn into a waif you are a real woman!!’

But others were quick to defend the mum-of-three, saying, ‘Can people please stop body shaming her. Whether she is slim, curvy or bigger she will always be beautiful! And that implies to everyone on this planet.’

This isn’t the first time in recent weeks that fans have raised concerns about Holly’s appearance.

The 36-year-old mum shared a series of images of herself to her Instagram account in early June whilst attending an awards ceremony in London, wearing a floor-length floral gown and debuting a new icy blonde hairstyle.

The majority of her 2.2 million followers were positive about the mum-of-three’s look for the evening, with one writing: ‘What a babe, stunning as always’ and another agreeing: ‘Wow! You look amazing!’

Others called her ‘beautiful’ and ‘flawless’, with several saying they hoped to emulate her pretty style for special occasions like summer weddings.

And just before I left home the sun came out… #glamourawards ☀️ #HWStyle💁✨

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However, some commenters were less than complimentary about Holly’s appearance, with several telling her not to ‘lose any more weight’ and that she looked ‘too thin’, and one even accusing her of ‘disappearing’.

‘Your looking too skinny Holly!!!’ one exclaimed, whilst a second said: ‘Sad to see you looking so skinny when you were a such a good role model for the curvy lady.’

‘What has happened to you holly you have lost so much weight??? Still look lovely tho just don’t lose anymore lovely x’ a third added next to one of the photos, accompanied by another who said: ‘Beautiful dress Beautiful you – but you’re looking a bit thin 😳.’

‘You are fading away to nothing. Don’t lose anymore weight,’ one concerned commenter advised.

‘Another celeb caved in to try and be a size 0! Shame,’ a fellow poster declared.

Holly has not addressed any of the messages directly, but her supporters were quick to hit back at the criticism, with one arguing: ‘How rude u all are commenting on her weight’.

‘Beautiful inside and out,’ said another empathetic fan. ‘I just wish women were more supportive of each other, ignore the size police.’