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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Holly Willoughby at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Holly Willoughby at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Holly Willoughby at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held at the BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th May 2017

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Holly Willoughby at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held at the BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th May 2017

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Miley Cyrus Reportedly Falls Victim To Nude Photo Hackers


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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.

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Holly Willoughby Celebrates Ninth Wedding Anniversary With Bikini Snap


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Holly Willoughby has celebrated her ninth wedding anniversary by posting a rather cheeky pic on Instagram of herself in some personalised bikini bottoms.

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…”

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Kylie Minogue Settles Into The Voice Twirly Chair Ahead Of Third Series


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Kylie Minogue is making sure that her new big red judges chair on BBC's The Voice moulds to fit her petite posterior ahead of the talent show's series three kick-off in January. The Australian singer has joined the contest for the next season along with Kaiser Chiefs' frontman Ricky Wilson after previous judges Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue left the show.

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Kylie Prepares To Judge Britain's Singing Talent.

Minogue will join Wilson as well as existing judges Tom Jones and Will.i.am in The Voice's 2014 return. Promo shots released show that Minogue has taken the third seat, with Jones and Will.i.am seated directly either side of her and Wilson on her far left.

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Fearne Cotton Would Be Covered In Tattoos If It Wasn't For TV


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Fearne Cotton’s back after doing the whole mum thing. She still has to do the whole mum thing for another 18 years+, but she’s mixing up the mum thing and the DJ thing. And now she’s back, she’s talking to the press, but not about her new bundle of joy – about her tattoos…

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"There may be one or two tattoos I regret now that I have the wisdom to know not to put certain things on your body. But it’s all beautiful art. A Mark Mahoney is like a Picasso. He does Johnny Depp and me," explained Cotton to the Daily Mail.

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Fearne Cotton Marks ‘Celebrity Juice’ Return With Celebratory Twerk & A Toe Lick


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Celebrity Juice squeezed its way back on to television screens last night (29th Aug) and the Keith Lemon-hosted comedy panel show welcomed back its two team captains, Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby, for a whole new series of the show thrice voted the 'Worst British TV Panel Show' by the Comedy Guide.

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Fearne Has Caught The Twerking Bug.

Fearne Cotton, the bouncy-haired radio star of Radio 1, tweeted excitedly before the show aired and promised her fans plenty of bum shaking actions with stills from the new series' first episode. Inspired by singer Miley Cyrus' MTV VMAs performance last Sunday, Cotton showed Juice viewers her interpretation of Miley's now-notorious twerk move, whereby a dancer's rear jiggles about when their hips are shaken.

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Complaints For Holly Willoughby's Dress In 'The Voice' Final: Beeb Apologises For Boob-Baring Outfit


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TV host Holly Willoughby, who has previously earned herself the nickname 'Holly Willoughbooby' for wearing clothing that flashes off her rather er...ample cleavage, drew attention to herself yet again on Saturday's (22 June) final of BBC singing talent contest The Voice.

The 2.5 hour show saw Northern Irish Andrea Begley sing her way to victory, but Holly's outfit gave the partially-sighted 27 year-old a run for her money in the publicity stakes, according to The Independent.

The gown in question was a Gucci black silk floor length piece from their 2012 collection, featuring floral lace embellishments and cascading Swarovski crystals to create a rather deep V down the chest - the latter aspect created quite a stir amongst viewers.

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Holly Willoughby Smokes A Crafty Cigarette And Sips Wine With Francis Boulle During Dinner Date


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The golden girl of UK television might not be so picture perfect after all (she is, we've all seen her) after she was spotted smoking a cigarette of all things whilst out on a dinner date with Made In Chelsea's Francis Boulle. The couple weren't on a date or anything, what with Holly being married and Francis being celibate (as you do), but just enjoying the lovely English weather and a nice glass of vino at a London restaurant.

The This Morning co-host has admitted her adoration for the mind-numbing 'fake-reality' show and also shared her love of Boulle, her favourite character on the hit E4 series. The presenter was treated to a surprise meet and greet with her telly hero by her This Morning team, with Holly Tweeting an almost decipherable message showing just how excited she was by the whole occasion. She wrote, Believe! It's happened... me and Francis Boulle xxx."

The super fan was only treated to the impromptu meeting, but was given the ultimate fan-gift when Boulle offered to take her around town and to one of London's swankiest eateries. The two sat outside drinking wine - white for Holly and red for Francis (just so you remember when you next have them around for tea) - and smoked a few fags whilst they talked about who knows what. Maybe they were planning a guest appearance for Holly on the show, or something exciting.

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Congrats From BFF Holly Willoughby As Fearne Cotton Gives Birth To Baby Boy Rex


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Fearne Cotton gave birth to her first baby in the early hours of this morning (February 21, 2013). The BBC Radio One presenter is celebrating the arrival of Rex Rayne Wood into the world, along with her boyfriend Jesse Wood. On Twitter, Fearne posted a message to say that she and Jesse were “beyond in love” to announce the arrival of their new baby son.

Jesse and Fearne have been dating since July 2011; he’s the son of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and she’s one of the key presenters in Radio One’s daytime schedule. She announced her pregnancy in August 2012. Her pal Holly Willoughby was amongst the first to congratulate her fellow Celebrity Juice star, tweeting “Hooray! @Fearnecotton congratulations on baby Rex!!!!! Can not wait to meet your little man….love you! Xxx” Meanwhile Leigh Francis (aka Keith Lemon) told her “You’re gonna be an ace mum. Lotsa love. Congrats t’ ya both, all 3 of you! All of us hurrrraaah!" The official Twitter page for Celebrity Juice took the comedy approach and tweeted “Big congratulations to ‪@Fearnecotton on giving birth to a dinosaur. Love you loads x” We’re assuming that’s a ply on the name Rex, there, in case you were wondering…

It’s a big year for celebrity babies, what with Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian both expecting to give birth in a few months. Fergie of Black Eyed Peas has also announced that she’s expecting her first child, with boyfriend Josh Duhamel, too. 

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Fame Daddy's Sperm Donor Hoax Was Promo For Channel 4 Comedy


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The 'website' Fame Daddy and the recent bit of exposure it has received in both The Sun and The Telegraph as well as on ITV's This Morning, has not only proved to be a hoax but also a promotional campaign for an upcoming comedy show due to air on Channel 4.

The 'boss' of the organisation - a sperm clinic that only stocks the seeds of the rich and famous - Dan Richards appeared on This Morning on Tuesday (Oct 16) to explain to hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield the idea behind the organisation and how individuals and couples could buy sperm belonging to big name celebrities including professional athletes, Oscar-winning actors and rock stars. Today (Oct 19), the channel issued an apology for it's mistake in thinking that it was in fact a real organisation and no doubt rued the fact that it had handed a rival TV station a valuable chunk of exposure for free.

The full details for Fame Daddy - the TV show - have not been revealed yet, however the show is currently putting together a number of promotional videos to go with the recent press exposure it has been given. This includes a Twitter account, which has admitted to the site being a hoax now, and a video clip recently uploaded to YouTube (on Oct 18) that has clearly been done for comedic value.


Holly Willoughby, Philip Schofield Fall For 'Celebrity Sperm Bank' Hoax


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Daytime television This Morning has been duped into dedicating a segment of its show to a new celebrity sperm back called Fame Daddy, which turned out to be a fake. Dan Richards, the supposed 'chief operating officer' of the firm appeared on the ITV breakfast show on Tuesday (October 16, 2012) to speak with hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield.

Richards claimed that Fame Daddy provide sperm donations from big name celebrities, including ex-premiership footballers, rock stars, Oscar winning actors, athletes and racing drivers. The company's website carries the description, "The world's first celebrity sperm donor service", claiming to offer "individuals and couples the celebrity semen of their choice." Today, an ITV spokeswoman confirmed that Mr Richards turned out to be "an actor working for a TV production company" and apologized to viewers who had been "deliberately misled by this stunt." She said those behind the stunt "clearly went to great lengths to pull the wool over the eyes of the program and our audience," though failed to explain how ITV had been so easily duped by such a ridiculous hoax.

Willoughby and Schofield told viewers that alarm bells started to ring when Mr Richards was on air. "There is no doubt it was an incredible tale," Schofield said, with his co-host adding, "There was something not quite right, it was so unbelievable."


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Holly Willoughby

Date of birth

10th February, 1981

Occupation

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Sex

Female

Height

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