Holly Willoughby worried about nine-year-old son because of Momo challenge

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  • Holly Willoughby has spoken out on her worry about the Momo challenge.

    The This Morning presenter has talked about the worrying Internet challenge, saying that she is worried for the safety of her nine-year-old son.

    The Momo Challenge features a scary-looking character Momo, who has wide, bulging eyes and a menacing smile.

    READ MORE: The Momo Challenge: The dangerous viral game teenagers are playing

    Momo is believed to encourage young social media users to complete a dangerous series of challenges and has been linked to the suicide of a 12-year-old child in Argentina.

    Engaging in a discussion on today’s episode of This Morning, mum-of-three Holly talked about her concerns over the dangerous challenge, which is believed to have made its way over to the UK.

    ‘Harry is nine so he watches things on YouTube,’ said the 38-year-old while discussing the phenomenon with co-host Phillip Schofield and a visiting clinical psychologist.

    ‘I’ve been aware of this because I’ve seen it in the press but I didn’t quite understand how it works and how it just pops up on these things so it’s there all the time.

    ‘Do I draw his attention to it? Do I mention it to him? I don’t know, I’m a mum. I don’t know what to do.

    ‘The worrying this is, with something like Momo, it’s spread by fear. If I went home tonight and said to Harry, “There’s this thing called Momo…” is he then going to go to school tomorrow and say, “Have you heard about Momo?”’

    Other high-profile mums have voiced their concerns over the challenge too.

    Loose Woman panellist Stacey Solomon, who is mum to 10-year-old Zachary and six-year-old Leighton and pregnant with her third child, spoke out about her concern earlier this week.

    Taking to her Twitter account with frightening images of the character, the mum-of-two wrote: ‘Okay what the *** is Momo and why have I had to see this horrific thing about 22 times in a week.

    ‘I’m being warned it’s on @YouTube KIDS and @FortniteGame is it? And if it is SORT IT OUT…’

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