Holly Willoughby has divided women after admitting she doesn’t wear knickers to bed on This Morning.
The 40-year-old presenter shyly giggled as she debated bedtime routines – and whether people wore underwear to bed – on the ITV show.
Co-host Phillip Schofield told her it was time to “fess up” about her own personal routine – and Holly sheepishly said “Well, I would wear a big T-shirt…”
But after being grilled further by Schofield, Holly shyly giggled as she admitted: “No pants, no pants, no pants.”
Celebrity Gogglebox star Gyles Brandreth agreed with Holly.
“The whole point of going to bed should be freedom,” he insisted, revealing he prefers to be in the buff.
But not everyone agrees.
Some celebs have joined the debate, with Megan Barton-Handon, a former Love Island contestant, telling The Sun she was “definitely not one to sleep naked”.
And others were with her, admitting they felt more comfortable with a pair of knickers on below their nighties.
For some, it was a case of practicality and for privacy with children sharing their bed.
But others just insisted it was more comfortable.
So what does a doctor say?
Gynaecologist Dr Alyssa Dweck, who works for several hospitals and health centres in New York state, said: “I often tell my patients to sleep without underwear.
“If [the area] is constantly covered – especially by a fabric that’s not moisture-wicking or absorbent – moisture collects, creating the perfect breeding ground for bacteria or yeast.”
Dr Dweck says this could lead to severe chafing, irritation and skin infections and that people who would rather not sleep in the buff should go for loose-fitting cotton pair.
She added: “If there’s ever a time to break out the granny panties, this would be it.”
The problem can be a lot more serious for men according to Dr Brian Steixner – Director of the Institute for Men’s Health at Jersey Urology Group in the US.
Dr Steixner warned that men who sleep in boxers or briefs run the risk of affecting the quality of their sperm as their crotch can become too warm during the night.
He said: “Your nether regions need to be just the right temperature in order to optimise sperm production.”