Holly Willoughby Biography

Holly Willoughby is a British television presenter, model, and children’s book author. She is best known for her work on ITV, co-presenting shows such as ‘Dancing on Ice’, ‘This Morning’, and ‘Celebrity Juice’. Holly rose to fame as a children’s entertainer on the CITV game show ‘Ministry of Mayhem’ and has since hosted various other popular shows including ‘Surprise Surprise’ and ‘The Xtra Factor’. In addition to her television career, Holly has co-authored children’s books and published self-help books for new mothers.

Quick Facts

  • British Celebrities Born In February
  • Also Known As: Holly Marie Willoughby
  • Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Daniel Baldwin
    • Father: Terry Willoughby
    • Mother: Lynne Willoughby
    • Children: Belle Baldwin, Chester William Baldwin, Harry James Baldwin
  • TV Presenters
  • British Women
  • Height: 5’7″ (170 cm), 5’7″ Females
  • City: Brighton, England
  • Diseases & Disabilities: Dyslexia
  • More Facts
  • Education: Open University

Childhood & Early Life

Holly Marie Willoughby was born on February 10, 1981, in Brighton, England to Brian R. Willoughby and Linda J. (née Fleming). Her father worked as a sales manager for a double-glazing company, while her mother was an air stewardess. Holly grew up in Woodmancote with her older sister Kelly Willoughby, who also became a television personality. She attended Burgess Hill Girls school in West Sussex and later enrolled in the College of Richard Collyer in Horsham.

Television Career

Holly Willoughby’s television career began when she was spotted by talent scouts at ‘The Clothes Show’ Live exhibition during a school trip in 1995. She was signed to Storm Model Management as a teen model and appeared in magazines such as ‘Mizz’, ‘Just Seventeen’, ‘Shout’, and ‘More!’. She later modeled for brands like Rimmel and Pretty Polly. She then ventured into television presenting, starting with the CITV show ‘S Club TV’ and playing a character called Zoe in ‘S Club 7: Artistic Differences’. She took on various jobs and eventually secured a presenting job on CBBC’s ‘Xchange’ in 2003. She went on to present several children’s shows and became popular as a presenter on ‘Ministry of Mayhem’ alongside Stephen Mulhern. She also presented shows like ‘Dancing on Ice’, ‘Celebrity Wrestling: Bring It On’, and ‘The Xtra Factor’. She joined ‘Celebrity Juice’ as a regular team captain in 2008 and replaced Fern Britton on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ in 2009.

Career as an Author

In addition to her television career, Holly Willoughby has also ventured into writing. She co-wrote the children’s book ‘L ‘Etoile, School for Stars: First Term’ with her sister Kelly and published several follow-up books. She also co-wrote ‘The Best Friends’ Guide to Life’ with Fearne Cotton and has published self-help books for new mothers.

Major Works

Holly Willoughby is best known for her presenting roles on shows like ‘Dancing on Ice’, ‘Celebrity Juice’, and ‘This Morning’. She has also worked on shows like ‘Surprise Surprise’, ‘The Voice UK’, and ‘Play to the Whistle’.

Awards & Achievements

Holly Willoughby was nominated for a ‘BAFTA’ in 2006 for her work as a children’s television presenter. She has won the ‘Glamour Award for Presenter’ in 2012 and the ‘Glamour Award for TV Personality’ in 2016.

Personal Life & Legacy

Holly Willoughby married TV producer Dan Baldwin in 2007, whom she met while working on ‘Ministry of Mayhem’. They have three children together. Holly has also revealed that she is dyslexic.

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