Holly Willoughby (born 10.2.1981) Holly Willoughby is a British TV presenter and model. She has presented a number of high-profile TV shows in the UK, such as CD:UK and This Morning.
Childhood: Holly Willoughby was raised in Sussex, attending Burgess Hill School for Girls and The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham.
At the age of 14, she was spotted by talent scouts at The Clothes Show Live exhibition and was shortly signed up by Storm Model Management. She appeared in a number of teen magazines, such as Mizz, Just Seventeen and More! Then, from the age of 17, she started modelling underwear for brands such as Pretty Polly, appearing in a number of posters and magazine adverts.
Career: In 2000, Holly Willoughby auditioned for S Club TV, a show on CITV, featuring the pop band S Club 7. After appearing in that show, as well as a follow up called S Club: Artistic Differences, she worked for a while as a receptionist for the shopping channel Auction World TV.
Willoughby then asked a friend to help her make a show reel, which eventually landed her with an agent, who contacted the BBC. As a result of this connection, she went on to present a programme called XChange. She went on to host other children's shows for CBBC, such as X-perimental and CBBC at the Fame Academy).
Willoughby's real breakthrough in TV presenting came in 2004, when she re-signed with CITV and presented Ministry of Mayhem, with Stephen Mulhern and Michael Underwood. The title of the show was later changed to Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown, to reflect Willoughby and Mulhern's popularity.
In 2005, Willoughby presented Feel the Fear, a kids' entertainment programme, in which she and co-presenter Steve Wilson were set a number of unnerving challenges.
Later in 2005, Holly Willoughby presented the music show CD:UK for while. She replaced Cat Deeley in the interim before Myleene Klass became a regular on the show. Willoughby then went on to co-present Dancing on Ice with Phillip Schofield. In January 2011, she stepped down from the role, as she had other work commitments.
Among the other shows that she has presented for ITV include The Xtra Factor, The X Factor spin-off show as well as Lip Service and Celebrity juice, with Keith Lemon and Fearne Cotton. She took over from Davina McCall in 2007 as the presenter of Streetmate.
Since September 2009, Holly Willoughby took over from Fern Britton to co-present This Morning with Phillip Schofield, the weekday morning chat and feature show.
In November 2011, Willoughby announced that she would be presenting The Voice UK - a singing contest - with the BBC Radio One DJ Reggie Yates.
Personal Life: In August 2007, Holly Willoughby married Dan Baldwin, whom she met whilst working on Ministry of Mayhem. They have two children together: a son named Harry (b. 2009) and a daughter, Belle (b. 2011)
She is close friends with the TV presenter and radio DJ Fearne Cotton.
The comedy panel team captain is hanging up her Juice hat after ten years on the show
After ten years on Keith Lemon's Celebrity Juice comedy panel show, team captain Fearne Cotton has stepped down. The radio presenter gave an emotional tribute to the show on social media and praised the 'incredible' time she's had in the hot seat opposite best friend, Holly Willoughby.
Fearne Cotton has been on Celebrity Juice since 2008
Taking to Instagram, the other-of-two announced she was leaving the show with a 'ton of amazing memories', alongside a selection of photographs from her time on the programme.
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Willoughby will be going Down Under this November in the place of Ant McPartlin, whose recovery from addiction continues.
Holly Willoughby is to be paired up with Declan Donnelly to present this year’s edition of ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’ in the place of the beleaguered Ant Mcpartlin as he continues his hiatus from showbiz, ITV has announced.
37 year Willoughby, who has fronted ‘This Morning’ with Philip Schofield since 2009, will be filling in hosting duties for the 18th series of ‘I’m a Celeb’ when it returns to screens in November.
“I couldn't be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure,” she said in a statement. “These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit. I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and support for a continued recovery.”
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ITV bosses are scrambling to find a new presenter for audience favourite, I'm A Celeb... after Ant bowed out of TV until 2019
Millions of people in TV audiences have followed the highs and the lows of popular presenting duo Ant and Dec from their multiple awards wins to Ant entering rehab for a drink problem. Now, following the revealation Ant will not be back on our screens until next year, fans of the shows the pair present are glued to news about who will stand beside Dec for I'm A Celeb... Get Me Out Of Here.
Holly Willoughby is the frontrunner for the currently available, I'm A Celebrity role
If rumours are to be believed - it seems This Morning favourite, Holly Willoughby, will be stepping in Ant's shoes.
Continue reading: Holly Willoughby Could Be Dec's New Partner And People Are Pleased
She was forced to change her clothes after her skirt was deemed too short for This Morning.
Apparently style of dress becomes more appropriate as the day wears on, because Holly Willoughby's painstakingly selected skirt was dubbed too short for daytime TV ahead of her appearance on 'This Morning'. Just when you thought the world was moving on from sexist ideas.
Holly Willoughby at the ITV studios
The 37-year-old presenter had chosen a checked mini with a ruffled front teamed with white ankle boots and a navy turtleneck; ultra stylish as usual. But, unfortunately, that's not the look that viewers saw on the following show as stylist Angie Smith was forced to re-jig the outfit.
Willoughby took to Instagram to illustrate the crude manner in which the paps operated after Wednesday night's BRITs.
Holly Willoughby launched into a furious condemnation of paparazzi tactics yesterday, the day after she and a number of other female celebrities were pictured attempting to protect their modesty as they left the Brit Awards.
The 37 year old ‘This Morning’ presenter took to Instagram on Thursday (February 22nd), the day after the annual music awards bash in London, and bemoaned that “time’s apparently up” for Time’s Up, the much publicised campaign for gender equality.
“At the beginning of the night we held white roses and walked down a red carpet full of the hope and pride that comes with the #timesup campaign,” she wrote, captioning a photo montage of herself, Rita Ora, Louise Redknapp and Abbey Clancy all getting into cars and attempting to shield themselves against the intrusions of cameras held low to the floor.
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The TV presenter got her tip from a beauty expert on show This Morning
TV presenter Holly Willoughby is riding high at the top of career with telly gigs including This Morning, Celebrity Juice and the new series of Dancing on Ice. Now, the star has revealed her secret for looking good and it seems surprisingly simple - a scoop of dried milk in the bath.
The TV star has revealed her unusual beauty secret
The 36-year-old said she likes to relax in a bath of milk powder to keep her skin soft and radiant after being recommended the treatment by beauty entrepreneur, Liz Earle.
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Holly Willoughby says that she was judged for her looks and physical appearance during her early career.
She’s one of the most successful women in television in 2017, but presenter Holly Willoughby has spoken about the judgement she received for her appearance early on in her career.
Currently a co-host of ITV’s ‘This Morning’ with Philip Schofield, Willoughby began her career in children’s television before landing more mainstream gigs on ‘Dancing On Ice’ and ‘The Xtra Factor’. However, she revealed that she was often judged for her looks when she was making her name back then.
Speaking during filming for ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ – the broadcast of which will go out this weekend (Saturday September 30th), Willoughby said: “I think I have it less now, I think when I started out I did because a lot of people look at the blonde hair and this and that and the other and have a massive judgement on you.
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Holly Willoughby is now getting paid the same as Philip Schofield for 'This Morning'.
Holly Willoughby has reportedly netted a £200,000 per annum pay increase from ITV, after recent claims asserted that she was earning nearly a third less for her work on ‘This Morning’ than her male co-host, Philip Schofield.
She and Philip have been working together on ‘This Morning’ for eight years now, but the latest reports suggested that she had been earning significantly less than Schofield for all this time - £400k to his £600k.
The pair are currently negotiating salaries with ITV to host the upcoming re-booted series of ‘Dancing On Ice’, but the network realised they would be unable to pay both of them equally if they continued to pay Willoughby less for her work on ‘This Morning’, according to sources.
Continue reading: Holly Willoughby Gets £200k Pay Rise To Close Gender Pay Gap
Photos of Cyrus posing in front of her bathroom mirror reportedly surfaced online this week, before being taken down.
Miley Cyrus appears to be the latest victim of hackers after nude photos of celebrities, after pics of her were posted online earlier this week.
2017 has already seen a number of female celebs being targeted by co-ordinated hackers, following the likes of Emma Watson, Holly Willoughby and Amanda Seyfried falling victim in recent weeks. On this occasion, the images are said to be of Cyrus posing in the nude in front of a bathroom mirror talking selfies.
Miley Cyrus has reportedly become that latest victim of hackers stealing nude photos
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Holly Willoughby attend Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party held at his home - London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016
Dan Baldwin and Holly Willoughby attends Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party held at his home - London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016
Holly Willoughby on the red carpet at The TV Choice Awards 2016 held at the Dorchester, London, United Kingdom - Monday 5th September 2016
Willoughby married TV producer Dan Baldwin in 2007.
The 35 year old ‘This Morning’ co-presenter, who married her TV producer husband Dan Baldwin in 2007 at Amberley Castle in West Sussex, posted a holiday pic on Wednesday (August 4th) of some black bikini bottoms she was wearing, with her married name ‘Mrs. Baldwin’ written in diamante on them.
“Nine years ago today I became… #love #Hubby #happilyeverafter” she wrote in the caption. Fans joined in with the fun, with one writing “and you never looked back, um - I mean behind…”
Continue reading: Holly Willoughby Celebrates Ninth Wedding Anniversary With Bikini Snap
Date of birth
10th February, 1981