Holly Willoughby left squealing as Countryfile’s Adam Henson holds up adorable lamb being sent to slaughter

HOLLY Willoughby was left squealing on This Morning after Countryfile’s Adam Henson held up an adorable lamb being sent to slaughter.

On Wednesday's edition of the ITV show, Holly and co-host Phillip Schofield spoke to Adam about his new children’s book, A Year on Adam’s Farm.

Speaking via video link from his farm, Adam, 55, tended to some adorable lambs as he chatted about the book.

Holly, 40, immediately asked excitedly: "Who is that gorgeous little lamb you've got there?"

Adam said the two-week-old lamb was called Phillip which lead to both the presenters making a cooing noise and Holly cried: "He's so gorgeous!"

But later, Adam admitted some of the cute animals will be heading to their deaths in the near future after Phillip asked: "Should there be a sticker on here that says ‘not suitable for vegetarians’?”

Adam replied: "Absolutely not. I think, you know, I don’t mind what people eat, if they want to be vegetarians or vegans – my daughter and my partner, they’re both vegetarians – my son and I are big meat eaters, and we just have grown up conversations about it.

“I’m really proud of the product that we produce, and it doesn’t come without emotion and I know some of the lambs here will be eaten.

“But as farmers we are here to produce the best food that we possibly can and, you know, I think in the UK our legislation and the willingness of the farmer – you know – we do that.”

Adam cradled Phillip the lamb throughout the interview and Holly admitted: "I want to cuddle that lamb so badly right now.”

Adam first joined Countryfile back in 2001 and co-hosts alongside John Craven, Matt Baker, Tom Heap, Ellie Harrison, Anita Rani, Paul Martin, Steve Brown, Helen Skelton, Sean Fletcher and Charlotte Smith.

As well as working on the show, Adam has his own farm and has released a number of books about farm animals.

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.

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