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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 Loves Giving Birth And Wants To Have A Fourth Child


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Holly Willoughby is opening up on the joys of childbirth to try and counteract negative stories about the experience. The TV presenter has said she ‘loves’ giving birth and even wants to have a fourth child with husband Dan Baldwin.

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Speaking to The Sun, Holly said: “You only hear one side of the story and that’s not very helpful, and lots of women really enjoy it. Don’t get me wrong, there is pain, but it is pain in a different way. I have never felt more alive than after I had given birth, and I don’t know what else compares to that.”

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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.

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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 Willoughby's Downing Street Wardrobe Malfunction Revealed On 'This Morning'


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‘This Morning’ presenter Holly Willoughby couldn’t but dissolve into giggles as her co-host Phillip Schofield showed her a newspaper story on her phone about her wardrobe malfunction at a Downing Street event the night before.

On Tuesday evening (March 1st), 35 year old Willoughby attended a reception for the charity Together 4 Short Lives, when the zip on the red dress she was wearing split from top to bottom down the back. Though she had a black undergarment on, it wasn’t quite enough to cover everything…

Holly shared the amusing photograph the next day with her followers on Instagram, strategically placing a red speech bubble to protect her modesty, and the incident found its way to the entertainment sections of news publications within a few hours.

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Is Holly Willoughby The Most Emotional TV Presenter Ever?


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Holly Willoughby is well known for getting emotional on TV, and working on a show like 'This Morning', it's hard not to get a little teary-eyed sometimes. A lot of heart-wrenching stories pass through the show daily, and the latest one is about a 13-year-old carer who certainly did not fail to make the presenter well up.

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Producers on the show decided teenager Amy deserved some recognition for selflessly sacrificing her free time to look after her epileptic and deaf 2-year-old sister, as well as her diabetic and autistic 17-year-old brother, AND her mother Susan who suffers from aneurysms and has been in and out of hospital since Amy was just 7-years-old. So, in honour of Young Carers Awareness Day, she was awarded with a gift collection including books, an iPad and singing lessons after being phoned up at school by Willoughby and her 'This Morning' partner Phillip Schofield.

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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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Amanda Holden & Christine Bleakley Will Cover Holly Willoughby's Maternity Leave On 'This Morning'


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Both Amanda Holden and Christine Bleakley will be covering for This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby when she goes on maternity leave this September. 43-year-old Holden will be co-hosting with Phillip Schofield on the ITV show from September and Bleakley will cover the latter part of Willoughby's leave.

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Christine Bleakley and Amanda Holden will both be covering Holly Willoughby's maternity leave.

Read More: Amanda Holden Diagnosed With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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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.

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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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Holly Willoughby

Date of birth

10th February, 1981

Occupation

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Sex

Female

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