Holly Willoughby refused to used the toilet in her own home because she thought it was haunted.

Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby

The 'This Morning' presenter convinced herself that the bathroom upstairs in her old house was occupied by an eerie figure after she and her husband Dan Baldwin - who have three children Harry, eight, Belle, six, and Chester, three, together - went to watch the 'Woman in Black' in theatre and was so scared to use the loo when her beau wasn't around that she drove to the nearest supermarket to do her business.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she said: "I was so scared I had to leave the house. It was daytime, too. We'd been to see the 'Woman in Black', me and Dan.

"Where we lived at the time there was only a bathroom upstairs. I came downstairs to say goodbye to him as he was going to work. I was in my pyjamas and he went. I looked upstairs and thought, 'I can't go up there in case she's up there.' I needed the loo.

"The only way I could do it was to go to the dirty laundry washing bin in the kitchen, put on filthy clothes and drive to Sainsbury's, which was where the nearest toilet was. It really affects me that much."

But it's not just the 36-year-old beauty who has a wild imagination as she has admitted her daughter Belle has inherited her obsession with the supernatural and is always telling her she can see dead people.

She explained: "My ­imagination is too good.

"It's a genetic thing too. My daughter has my brain, my mind for scary things. Already I see it. She says to me: 'Mummy in that corner there's a shadow there' and I'm thinking, 'Stop telling me this, I can't even help you through this.' I have to really man up and say, 'There's nothing there.' "