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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.



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Holly Willoughby seen on the red carpet entering The Brit Awards 2017 held at the O2 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

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Holly Willoughby seen on the red carpet entering The Brit Awards 2017 held at the O2 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

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Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield seen arriving at the National Television Awards held at the O2 Arena - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th January 2017

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Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield in the winners room at the 2017 National Television Awards held at the O2 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th January 2017

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Holly Willoughby seen arriving at the National Television Awards held at the O2 Arena - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th January 2017

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Will Holly Willoughby And Phillip Schofield Feature A Live Birth On 'This Morning'?


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Forget 'One Born Every Minute', there are reports that British breakfast show 'This Morning' will feature a live birth as presenters Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield plan to interview mothers in labour as part of their supposed new feature on maternity issues.

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Holly Willoughby has allegedly revealed that producers of 'This Morning' are planning a major feature on mothers and childbirth for the show in the Autumn, and suggested that it may even get to the point where a live birth will be screened on air so that presenters can interview the mother during childbirth and get a first hand account of her experiences.

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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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Holly Willoughby Forced To Miss 'This Morning' After Son Chester Taken To Hospital


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TV presenter Holly Willoughby was forced to pull out of her appearance on ‘This Morning’ earlier today, after her young son had to be taken to hospital after suffering a head injury.

The 35 year old presenter was due to make her regular appearance on the ITV magazine show on Monday morning (April 18th), but Ruth Langsford was forced to step in at the last minute to present alongside co-host Phillip Schofield after Holly’s one year old son Chester, the youngest of her three children, had to go to hospital the day before.

Holly WilloughbyHolly Willoughby missed Monday's edition of 'This Morning' because her son was taken to hospital

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'This Morning' Viewers Baffled By Holly Willoughby Cuddling Animatronic Panda


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A bizarre segment on ‘This Morning’ involving Holly Willoughby and a family of animatronic pandas left viewers rather freaked out and bemused.

On Thursday's episode (March 24th), Holly and her co-presenter Phillip Schofield explained that the robotic pandas were the first of their kind in the United Kingdom, and were part of an attraction opening over the Easter weekend at Chessington World of Adventures.

The 35 year old presenter held the baby of the panda family, which moved its head about and was so life-like that many onlookers were convinced it was real at first, having just tuned in and missed the explanation.

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Holly And Phil Are Worse For Wear On This Morning After NTA Win


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Two of morning TV's most respectable characters were looking a little worse for wear this morning after scooping a win at the National Television Awards and then celebrating accordingly. Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield appeared on the This Morning sofa wearing the same outfits as the award ceremony the previous night, confessing they had yet to go to bed.

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The show won the award for best Life Magazine show, beating popular programmes BBC Breakfast and The One Show.

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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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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.

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

Kaiser Chiefs Frontman Ricky Wilson Completes 'The Voice' Judging Panel


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Ricky Wilson, the frontman of The Kaiser Chiefs, has been chosen to fill the remaining seat on The Voice judging panel for the next season of the BBC talent contest. Wilson has been brought in to replace the departing Danny O'Donoghue of The Script, as he joins one of four new faces joining the show.

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Ricky is the final new face to be added to the show.

As the frontman of the three-time BRIT Award winners, Wilson garnered a reputation as one of the most energetic frontmen in popular music and recorded such hits as 'I Predict A Riot,' 'Oh My God' and 'Ruby.' He will join fellow newcomer Kylie Minogue, who has been chosen to replace Jessie J, as well as show stalwarts Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.am. But it isn't just Wilson and Minogue who will be joining the show for the first time, as The Voice will introduce two new hosts following the departure of Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates. JLS singer Marvin Humes and Big Brother presenter Emma Willis have since been hired to present the show when it returns next year.

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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.

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

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Holly Willoughby

Date of birth

10th February, 1981

Occupation

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Sex

Female

Height

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