Breakfast's Hayley Holt returns to TV after the loss of her baby with special message for viewers

Publish Date
Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 9:08AM

This morning Breakfast's Hayley Holt made her return to TV after she lost her unborn baby boy while she was isolating herself at home during lockdown.

The 39-year-old told viewers that while she has been through a "horrible" experience she's in a "really good place."

"I was really excited and could hardly sleep last night to come and be back with my whānau," Holt told New Zealand this morning, adding "Love you guys".

Holt had announced on Breakfast in January that she was pregnant with her first child, telling viewers: "I'm so happy because I wanted this for a very, very, very long time and I thought my time was running out and it hasn't."

In May TVNZ announced on Twitter that Holt's baby boy - who was due to be born in July - had died.

"I've missed you all and I just wanted to say, especially to you [viewers] out there as well, that the messages of support that were sent in on Facebook, Instagram - I broke my rule and I read the comments - they were beautiful," she said this morning.

"I really really l appreciate all the stories that you shared, the messages of love.

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"I've been through a horrible, horrible experience but the thing that I got out of it was the blessings. I was really made aware of my blessings and the love of my family and my mum and dad and everybody who supported us," she said.

She then added mischievously: "And I've got a boyfriend! Josh and I have fallen in love.

"I can actually promise you out there that there is truth in the saying that love conquers all. It really does.

"So I'm here, I'm in a really good place, I'm full of gratitude for all that I have."

Holt thanked her co-hosts, the Breakfast crew and everyone in the TVNZ building.

"It's actually been a really beautiful experience."

It's great to have you back Hayley!