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TV presenter Holly Willoughby moved to tears by nuns who share message of hope amidst Covid pandemic

by Will Maule

ITV's 'This Morning' host Holly Willoughby became emotional during Tuesday's show after a pair of musical nuns shared a message of hope to all those struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The nuns, from the Convent of Poor Clares in Arundel, West Sussex, released an album - Light of the World - which topped the classical charts last year. During the interview, one of nuns, Sister Gabriel, said they all come together as a group seven times a day to "pray for the world". 

Then, in response to a question from host Phillip Schofield about what it is like to live in a solitary place of prayer, Sister Geraldine replied: "It's not an easy decision to make at all. But imagine for yourself when you met the person that you loved, and you wanted to give your life to them...that's not an easy decision to make.

"I think in every walk of life, whether we're single or married or called to religious life, it's an act of faith and're placing yourself in the hands of somebody of else, and we're all doing that somewhere. 

"Of course, it takes great courage and you have to believe somewhere that ultimately, it will work out and it will be ok."

It was at this point that Willoughby began to cry. 

"When you listen to our CD, if you're fed up or anxious or depressed. Just know that somewhere, in Arundel, there's a community of women, and we're here...we're with you and we're making the journey as well," Sister Gabriel continued.

Willoughby started getting emotional again. 

"Some people just talk and they really get you, don't they?" the presenter said through tears. "Sorry, it's when somebody says that it's all gonna be's nice to hear, isn't it?" 

Watch the powerful moment below:

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