Holly Willoughby, 38, aired her views about Ant Middleton’s controversial parenting comments on This Morning. The 38-year-old SAS: Who Dares Wins star stunned listeners of Giovanna Fletcher’s podcast Happy Mum, Happy Baby when he revealed he told his 10-year-old son Gabriel not to cry at school. In an attempt to clarify his comments, Ant spoke to Holly and co-host Phillip Schofield, 57, on This Morning about the moment his child returned from school upset. He recalled: "The other day my son came home from school crying and he said that everyone at school had called him a cry baby.
"And I said 'Listen son, keep your emotions in and come home and cry on me. Tell me about it. I’ll help you out and tell you what to do.’”
He continued: ”It's important that we do control our emotions, if we went around crying every day and being pampered...
“It's that resilience that is being docked out of us, it's important we have that bit of resilience.”
In response, mother-of-three Holly suggested the other children who called Ant’s son a “cry baby” were the ones at fault.
She argued: "The other way of looking at it would be to tell the other children to stop calling him a cry baby, that would almost be a better way of looking at it."
Ant adamantly replied: "Of course, but you know what kids are like in the playground.
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