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Holly Willoughby sparks debate as she reveals her morning ritual

The This Morning presenter showed fans how she unwinds

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Holly Willoughby sparked a fiery debate among her followers after sharing a picture of her morning ritual.

The This Morning favourite, 39, took to Instagram on Sunday (October 25) to show her fans how she likes to unwind before starting her day.

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This Morning host Holly showed fans her morning ritual on social media (Credit: ITV)

What did Holly share on Instagram?

Holly Willoughby posted a short looped clip that showed a red candle flickering next to some other items, including a stone, a crystal and a white sage burner.

She wrote in the caption: “Morning rituals… #whitesage for purification not inhalation, before you ask!”

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A number of Holly’s fans were interested in what it does and how she benefits from starting her days like this.

Her pal and fellow daytime TV presenter Rochelle Humes wrote: “Dreamy set up.”

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What did the presenter’s fans think of her morning ritual?

One fan said: “YES! Love that you posted this!”

Another wrote: “Wow, what does this do, what’s its purpose? How does it make you feel? Thanks.”

Someone replied: “Sage is so cleansing for your energy and your home. It uplifts, releases negativity and creates a beautiful energy vibe x.”

If something makes you feel good and it’s not bad for you then why not?

However, one user put: “I’d love to see some scientific evidence to back this up.”

They added in a separate comment: “If it has a placebo effect for you that’s great, but [it’s] anecdotal and entirely subjective.”

Someone argued: “If something makes you feel good and it’s not bad for you, then why not?”

When the sceptical user asked to see some “peer reviewed evidence from a respected scientific journal” that backed up claims Holly’s ritual achieved anything concrete, the discussion turned sour.

Holly likes to use white sage to relax (Credit: Elliot / SplashNews.com)

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One of Holly’s fans said, staying positive: “I didn’t come here for negativity. I wish you a lovely day.”

Another told the sceptic, “Omg shut up” while another demanded, “Why don’t you just leave these folks alone mate?”

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Fans of Holly were torn over the ritual (Credit: Zed Jameson / Flynet – SplashNews / SplashNews.com)

Holly’s new secret project

It follows a post on Holly’s Instagram that hinted the star is working on a new project.

Fans felt excited as the mum of three teased she was “planning” something.

Posting a photo of herself at her laptop, she wrote simply: “Plotting and planning…”

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