26 Facts About Holly Willoughby


Holly Marie Willoughby is an English television presenter, author and model.

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Holly Willoughby is currently the co-presenter of ITV's This Morning and Dancing on Ice alongside Phillip Schofield.

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From 2008 to 2020, Willoughby was a team captain on the ITV2 comedy panel show Celebrity Juice.

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Holly Willoughby was educated at the independent Burgess Hill Girls in the town of Burgess Hill in West Sussex, and The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham.

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In 1995, at the age of 14, Holly Willoughby was spotted by talent scouts at The Clothes Show Live exhibition and signed with the model agency, Storm Management.

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From 1998, at the age of 17, Holly Willoughby started modelling bras, underwear and tights for clients including Pretty Polly, appearing in advertisements and posters.

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In 2000, Holly Willoughby won an audition for a show on CITV featuring S Club 7 called S Club TV.

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Holly Willoughby appeared in a show called S Club 7: Artistic Differences playing a character called Zoe with the regular members of the band.

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Holly Willoughby worked as a receptionist for a while and then as a runner for the defunct shopping channel Auction World TV.

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Holly Willoughby took on menial jobs and started an Open University course in psychotherapy.

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Later in 2002, Holly Willoughby presented a factual entertainment programme for children called Xchange and went on to host several other children's shows for CBBC: X-perimental and CBBC at the Fame Academy.

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In 2005, Holly Willoughby presented Feel the Fear, a children's entertainment programme in which the presenters are set unnerving challenges.

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Holly Willoughby has had a number of minor appearances on other children's programmes.

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Holly Willoughby presented CD:UK for a short while in the spring of 2005, replacing Cat Deeley before Myleene Klass, Lauren Laverne and Johny Pitts became the regular presenters.

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Holly Willoughby remained in the role until 2011 due to new commitments.

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Holly Willoughby has presented a number of other ITV programmes, including spin-off shows such as Celebrity Wrestling: Bring It On in 2005, Greased Lightnin' in 2007 and The Xtra Factor for two years in 2008 and 2009.

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Holly Willoughby has co-presented ITV's This Morning with Phillip Schofield since September 2009 replacing Fern Britton.

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Holly Willoughby decided to leave the show after the second series and was replaced by Emma Willis in 2014.

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In 2012, Holly Willoughby began hosting a revived version of Surprise Surprise.

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Holly Willoughby has written a series of children's books with her sister Kelly.

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In 2015, Holly Willoughby presented the sports-based panel show Play to the Whistle on ITV.

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In 2016, Holly Willoughby presented primetime Saturday night dating show Meet the Parents for ITV.

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Holly Willoughby returned to present the new series of Dancing on Ice with Schofield in January 2018.

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In September 2021, Holly Willoughby founded a wellness and lifestyle brand and company called Wylde Moon.

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On 4 August 2007, Holly Willoughby married Dan Baldwin, co-founder of Hungry Bear Media and a former producer on Ministry of Mayhem and later executive producer on Celebrity Juice.

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In 2008, Holly Willoughby became a patron of the charity Together for Short Lives.

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