Why This Morning Was An Incredibly Emotional Watch Today

A teary-eyed Holly Willoughby struggled to compose herself as she discussed the emotional new film, Mum’s List, on This Morning.

The usually calm presenter found it difficult to cope as she came face to face with John Greene – who wrote a book about the experience of his wife, Kate’s, battle with cancer.

The touching book has now been turned into a film staring Emilia Fox, and is based on the list Kate left John of 100 instructions to guide him through bringing up their two children Reef and Finn.

After bursting into tears when John, 44, appeared on This Morning back in 2012, Holly had her tissues on hand in case she welled up again.

The 35-year-old, and her co-host, Strictly Come Dancing star Ore Oduba, 30, looked moved as John explained how his life had changed since losing his wife, and Holly told viewers: “I think that’s why everyone needs to watch this film because… when I was watching last night.

“Her message is that every moment is so important. You just don’t know…”

But the presenter couldn’t hold it in any longer started to cry as she introduced a clip of the film, which is out on Friday, saying: “Let’s have a look and gather ourselves.”

Emilia Fox, who played Kate in the film, also joined John on the sofa and pointed out that what Kate wanted for her two children is worldwide.

She said: “Every little bit of ordinary life is so extraordinary, that’s what I love so much about Kate, every bit of life is precious.”

And it seems like Holly wasn’t the only one who was moved by the interview as fans of This Morning took to Twitter to praise the families bravery.

One viewer wrote: “so emotional watching.What an amazing dad/husband and children”.

Another emotional follower admitted: “Sobbing away at this and I haven’t even seen the film yet!!!!”

The European premiere of the film took place on Wednesday evening in London’s Leicester Square where stars including Jamie Dornan appeared on the red carpet.

We’ll sure to pack our tissues when we go to see this one.

By Naomi Bartram