Holly Willoughby laments new ‘six-person rule’ amid updated coronavirus restrictions

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Holly Willoughby lamented the new ‘six-person rule’ as England prepares to face updated coronavirus restrictions on Monday following a spike in infections.

Speaking on Thursday this morning, the host, 39, asked if she was going to have to choose between her mother Lynne, 71, or her father Terry, over Christmas, as she had a family of five.

On Monday, no more than six people will be allowed to assemble in England – with a few exceptions, including going to school, work or ‘exceptional life events’.

Family: Holly Willoughby lamented the new ‘six-person rule’ as England prepares to face updated coronavirus restrictions on Monday following a spike in infections (pictured with her mother Lynne, 71 years old)

Breaking these new restrictions will result in fines of £ 100, doubling for each incident up to £ 3,200.

Holly has three children – Harry, 11, Belle, nine, and Chester, five, with husband Dan Baldwin, meaning that only one parent would constitute the ‘six-person rule’.

Discussing the new restrictions with Matthew Wright on This Morning, the ITV star said, “It’s embarrassing for me. I am part of a family of five. Will I have to choose between my mom and dad at Christmas?

To which Matthew, 55, replied, “I feel very confused and conflicted. The rules are different everywhere else in the UK.

Confusion: Speaking of Thursday this morning, the 39-year-old host asked if she was going to have to choose between her mother Lynne, 71, or her father Terry, pictured, at Christmas due to having a family of five people.

Confusion: Speaking of Thursday this morning, the 39-year-old host asked if she was going to have to choose between her mother Lynne, 71, or her father Terry, pictured, at Christmas due to having a family of five people.

New rules: On Monday, no more than six people will be allowed to assemble in England - with a few exceptions, including going to school, work or 'exceptional life events'

New rules: On Monday, no more than six people will be allowed to assemble in England – with a few exceptions, including going to school, work or “exceptional life events”

“You can’t receive your parents on Christmas Day, but can you use public transport?” For my life, I have no meaning.

Holly added, “I guess the other thinking is how is someone going to enforce these rules. The government is going to have marshals to watch people.

England will be subject to new coronavirus restrictions on Monday following a spike in infections.

Boris Johnson said groups of more than six would be banned from meeting, in what he called a “rule of six”.

Family of five: Holly has three children - Harry, 11, Belle, nine, and Chester, five, with husband Dan Baldwin, meaning only one parent would be the 'six-person rule'

Family of five: Holly has three children – Harry, 11, Belle, nine, and Chester, five, with husband Dan Baldwin, meaning that only one of her parents would constitute the ‘six-person rule’

Discussing This Morning's new restrictions, the ITV star said, `` It's embarrassing for me.  I am part of a family of five.  Will I have to choose between my mom and dad at Christmas?

Discussing the new restrictions on This Morning, the ITV star said, “It’s embarrassing for me. I am part of a family of five. Will I have to choose between my mom and dad at Christmas?

“I wish we didn’t have to take this step, but as Prime Minister I must do what is necessary to stop the spread of the virus and save lives,” he said.

“I will be absolutely clear. This is not, these measures are not, another national lockdown. The aim is to avoid a second national lockout, ”he added.

The new rules will be enforced in England and will apply to indoor and outdoor gatherings, including homes, parks, pubs and restaurants.

It comes amid claims Holly is gearing up for a legal battle with her former talent agency over a money dispute.

To which Matthew, 55, replied, `` I feel very confused and conflicted.  The rules are different everywhere else in the UK ”.

To which Matthew, 55, replied, “I feel very confused and conflicted. The rules are different everywhere else in the UK ”.

She added: Holly adding: 'I guess the other thinking is how is someone going to enforce these rules.  The government is going to have marshals to watch people.

She added: Holly adding, “I guess the other thinking is how is someone going to enforce these rules. The government is going to have marshals to watch people.

The This Morning presenter takes action against the YMU group after asking for a percentage of its future earnings, despite Holly setting up her own agency Roxy.

The TV star is reportedly bracing for legal action and enjoying a plethora of support from her showbiz friends, a source telling The Sun: “She won’t be taken for a fool.”

The source told the publication, “Holly is a strong, savvy and very successful woman who works in a tough industry – she won’t be taken for a fool.

“It’s such a shame to see how things turned out, as she was incredibly loyal to YMU for so many years, but now they’re demanding a commission on future earnings. This is madness.

Fines: Breaking these new restrictions will result in fines of £ 100, doubling for each incident up to £ 3,200 (Holly's husband Dan, pictured with their three children)

Fines: Breaking these new restrictions will result in fines of £ 100, doubling for each incident up to £ 3,200 (Holly’s husband Dan, pictured with their three children)

The insider added that after setting up her “all-female team” Roxy, Holly is all about “empowerment” and will not “go back to the issue” if the dispute goes the legal route.

MailOnline has reached out to a representative from Holly and YMU for comment.

Last month, it was reported that Holly had left the showbiz agency she shares with This Morning co-star Phillip Schofield.

The mother of three is said to have planned to manage herself in an all-female team, after leaving the agency after 13 years.

'Rule of six': Boris Johnson said groups of more than six would be banned from meeting, in what he called a 'rule of six' from Monday

‘Rule of six’: Boris Johnson said groups of more than six would be banned from meeting, in what he called a ‘rule of six’ from Monday

The Sun reported at the time that the star made the huge career decision after the coronavirus lockdown gave him time to reflect on his future.

The YMU company, which was previously known as James Grant, has a number of big stars in the books including Ant and Dec, Graham Norton and Claudia Winkleman.

A source told the publication: “Lockdown has given him time to reflect and think about his future. In many ways it became the perfect opportunity to start from scratch, and the time for a change was right.

“She’s really excited about managing herself and having more of her say in day-to-day decisions.

“She has always had an incredible business acumen and is proud to be a working mom and a career woman.

The insider went on to say that Holly’s career decision was the “next logical step” after hoping to develop a “better work-life balance”.

Take action: This comes amid claims Holly is preparing for a legal battle against her former talent agency over money disagreement (pictured earlier this month)

Take action: This comes amid claims Holly is preparing for a legal battle against her former talent agency over money disagreement (pictured earlier this month)

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