Holly Willoughby praises 'brave' son Chester after 'nasty' fall

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Holly Willoughby was forced to miss This Morning on Monday after her 17-month-old son Chester suffered a "nasty cut on his head". The TV star took to Instagram to reassure fans that her youngest child was "just fine" and had been "the bravest out of all of us" after he was admitted to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Sunday night with a head injury.

Alongside a photo of Chester in his hospital gown taken from behind, 35-year-old Holly wrote: "Thank you for all your lovely kind messages… Chester is just fine and was definitely the bravest out of all of us…

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Holly Willoughby shared a photo of her brave son Chester in hospital

"He received brilliant care from everyone at the #chelseaandwestminster hospital, makes you realised again how lucky we are to have such a wonderful #nhs.

"Also huge thanks to @ruthlangsford for coming to the rescue and @itvthis morning for being so understanding as always!!"

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The star was forced to miss Monday's episode of This Morning

Holly's co-host Phillip Schofield explained her absence at the start of Monday's show, telling viewers: "Ruth (Langford) is standing in today… before we go any further he is alright. Chester, her youngest son, yesterday afternoon fell over and banged his head.

"He's got a very nasty cut on his head. They dressed it overnight and today he needs to go back into hospital to get stitches, so that's where Holly is. He's absolutely fine, he was playing afterwards, but it is a nasty cut."

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Ruth Langsford stepped in to host the show alongside Phillip Schofield

Ruth added: "She obviously wants to be with him today, and it's where she should be. We hope it goes well."

Holly has three children with her husband Dan Baldwin; six-year-old son Harry, five-year-old daughter Belle, and Chester, who was born in September 2014.

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