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Holly Willoughby thanks NTAs wardrobe issue for her dodging the annual hangover

Holly Willoughby revealed how she managed to avoid a hangover after this year’s National Television Awards (NTAs) - thanks to her form-fitting outfit.

The TV presenter, 42, has become known for her boozy morning-after appearances on This Morning alongside her former co-host Phillip Schofield after pulling all-nighters at the annual event over the years.

However, the ITV star admitted she was forced into having an alcohol-free evening due to her tight-fitting dress, explaining how it restricted her from going to the bathroom.

After welcoming viewers to Wednesday’s This Morning, Willoughby’s co-host Craig Doyle made light of their lack of a hangover.

Willoughby said her NTAs outfit (pictured) stopped her from going to the bathroom (Dave Benett)
Willoughby said her NTAs outfit (pictured) stopped her from going to the bathroom (Dave Benett)

Reflecting on the night before, Doyle admitted: “I feel strong, and I don’t feel hungover,” with Willoughby quipping: “Well that’s a first.”

Willoughby then went on to explain why she looked so fresh-faced and how her strapless Suzanne Neville number was to blame.

She told viewers: “‘I loved my dress last night and I love getting dressed up and all glammed up, but the problem with that dress was, it was a bit wiggly and really tight around the thighs.

“So I had to go for a pee in the hotel, sorry for sharing so much right now but I am going to tell the truth, but I couldn’t pull it up to go for a pee and I was also tied in so tightly so nothing fell out of the top that I couldn’t pull it down .

“So, I had to go in the hotel and that was it until I knew I was getting home to the hotel,” she continued.

“It wasn’t until I was getting home from the O2, about five or six hours, [that I knew I couldn’t go again], so I only had about half a glass of prosecco.”

Willoughby pictured with her This Morning co-host Craig Doyle on Wednesday’s show (September 6) (ITV)
Willoughby pictured with her This Morning co-host Craig Doyle on Wednesday’s show (September 6) (ITV)

Poking fun at the anecdote, Doyle told Willoughby to “wait until you hit your 50s”, explaining she wouldn’t be able to go “10 minutes without needing a pee”.

Following the star-studded event, Willoughby revealed on Instagram how she chose to enjoy a McDonald’s instead of partying the night away.

Speaking to Lorraine in a preview clip ahead of This Morning, Willoughby said of her late-night snack: “I kept the pickles in as well, it felt like I needed a pickle at that point! It was incredible.”

While Doyle said of her late night fast food treat: “I was in a car with Alison and we were like, ‘No! Why didn’t she tell us?’”

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV1