|Born||Holly Marie Willoughby
10 February 1981
Brighton, East Sussex, England
|Alma mater||The College of Richard Collyer|
|Occupation||TV presenter, model|
Celebrity Juice (2008—)
This Morning (2009—)
Text Santa (2011—)
The Voice UK (2012—)
Surprise, Surprise (2012—)
|Spouse(s)||Dan Baldwin (m. 2007)|
|Children||Harry James Baldwin (b. 11 May 2009)
Belle Baldwin (b. 14 April 2011)
Holly Marie Willoughby (born 10 February 1981) is an English television presenter and model, known for her work in presenting children's TV and entertainment shows. In her early career, she modelled underwear and went on to present CD:UK. In 2006, she won a BAFTA Award and was chosen to present Dancing on Ice on the ITV network, which drew in an average of 8.9 million viewers in the 2010 series.
She later stepped down from the role in 2011 due to new commitments and was replaced by Christine Bleakley. In July 2009, she was selected as a replacement for Fern Britton on This Morning. She began presenting on This Morning on 14 September 2009, alongside Phillip Schofield. On 23 November 2011, it was announced that Willoughby would be co-hosting the BBC talent show The Voice UK with Reggie Yates.
Early life 
The younger of two daughters of the manager of a double-glazing company and an air stewardess, Willoughby was educated at the independent Burgess Hill School for Girls in the town of Burgess Hill in West Sussex. She went on to attend The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham.
In 1995, at the age of 14, Willoughby was spotted by talent scouts at The Clothes Show Live exhibition. Storm Model Management signed her up. She appeared in teen magazines for girls such as Mizz, Just Seventeen and More!. From 1998, at the age of 17, she started modelling underwear for clients including Pretty Polly. She appeared in adverts and posters.
Media career 
Children's TV 
In 2000, Willoughby won an audition for a show on CITV featuring S Club 7 called S Club TV. In this show actors represented an alternative S Club. She also acted in a show called S Club 7: Artistic Differences. She played a character called Zoe alongside the regular members of the band. and after these shows, she worked as a receptionist for a while and then as a runner for the defunct shopping channel Auction World TV.
She also took on menial jobs and started an Open University course in psychotherapy. Then eventually she found work as assistant manager during which time she persuaded a friend to make a show reel of her. This show reel secured her an agent who then contacted the BBC. Later in 2000, she presented a factual entertainment programme for children called Xchange. She went on to host several other children's shows for CBBC: X-perimental, and CBBC at the Fame Academy (CBBC's version of the BBC-TV talent show Fame Academy).
Her breakthrough as a children's entertainer came when she re-joined CITV in 2004 to co-present their flagship entertainment show Ministry of Mayhem which was aired on Saturday mornings. It was on this programme that she met her future husband Dan Baldwin, one of the show's producers. In 2006, the show's title was changed to Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown in order to reflect the popularity of its co-presenters, Willoughby and Stephen Mulhern. During the final episode of the show (1 July 2006), Willoughby accidentally revealed one of her breasts during a particularly energetic routine. CITV received a small number of complaints, though the wider audience merely wrote the occurrence off as unfortunate. In 2005 Willoughby presented Feel the Fear, a children's entertainment programme in which the presenters are set unnerving challenges. She has also had a number of minor appearances on other children's programmes and programmes relating to children. She co-presented the final of the children's version of Stars in Their Eyes in 2004. The programmes listed below were broadcast on CITV in 2000
Mainstream TV 
Willoughby presented CD:UK for a short while in the spring of 2005, replacing Cat Deeley before Myleene Klass became the regular presenter. Her major breakthrough as a mainstream family entertainer came when she was chosen to co-present the flagship ITV talent show Dancing on Ice, alongside Phillip Schofield, in 2006. In this show, celebrities from the UK are partnered with professional dancers to learn ice-dancing routines which are then judged by a panel of experts and voted on by the public. She stepped down from the role in 2011 due to new commitments. She was criticised for her choice of costume in January 2008.
She has presented a number of other ITV programmes, especially spin-off shows such as Celebrity Wrestling: Bring It On, Greased Lightnin and most recently, The Xtra Factor. She has also presented shows exploring celebrity gossip such as Lip Service and the comedy show Celebrity Juice. In 2007, she took over from Davina McCall as the presenter of Streetmate, a dating game show in the UK. She presented sections of The National Television Awards in 2007 and 2008.
She co-presents Holly & Fearne Go Dating alongside Fearne Cotton. In this show the two hosts, who are also best friends, attempt to find dates for single people that they meet in the UK. She has also presented Here Come the Boys, a show celebrating the achievements of popular UK male singers of the past 50 years.
She has also appeared in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women poll every year since 2005, ranking at #51 in 2010, #74 in 2009 and #100 in 2008.
On 30 March 2012, on the National Cleavage Day, Holly Willoughby was awarded the title “Best Celebrity Cleavage”, based on a poll of 1000 women who chose her as the first celebrity to get into the Wonderbra Cleavage Hall of Fame.
Personal life 
In June 2012, Willoughby posted a photo of herself on Twitter without makeup, and caused controversy when it was slated by journalist Liz Jones as a "betrayal to women." This Morning co-presenter Phillip Schofield defended Willoughby, saying "I swear there can be no greater force against all womankind than Liz Jones. She is inconsistent, bitter, nasty and unhinged."
She is patron of charity Together For Short Lives.
|2000||S Club TV||Presenter|
|2000||S Club 7: Artistic Differences||Presenter|
|2002–2003||CBBC at the Fame Academy||Presenter|
|2004–2006||Ministry of Mayhem aka Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown||Presenter|
|2004||Stars in Their Eyes Kids||Presenter|
|2005||Feel the Fear||Contestant|
|2005||Celebrity Wrestling: Bring It On||Contestant|
|2006–2011||Dancing On Ice||Presenter|
|2007||The Westlife Show: Live||Presenter|
|2007||Holly & Fearne Go Dating||Presenter|
|2008–2009||The Xtra Factor||Presenter|
|2008–||Celebrity Juice||Team Captain|
|2007–2008||The National Television Awards||Presenter|
|2009||Cheryl Cole's Night In||Presenter|
|2010||James Corden's World Cup Live||Presenter|
|2010||Agatha Christie's Marple|
|2012–||The Voice UK||Presenter|
|2012||Keith Lemon: The Film||Herself|
|2012||Rod Stewart Christmas Special||Herself|
Guest appearances 
- Panel Member Never Mind the Buzzcocks (31 October 2005), (5 December 2011)
- Contestant Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (29 September 2007)
- Contestant All Star Family Fortunes (3 November 2007)
- Guest presenter This Morning (5 December 2008)
- Contestant All Star Mr and Mrs (2 January 2010)
- Goody Carne Agatha Christie's Marple The Pale Horse (30 August 2010)
- Contestant Chris Moyles' Quiz Night (29 November 2010)
- Guest Britain Unzipped (24 April 2012)
- Cotton, Fearne; Willoughby, Holly (14 October 2010). The Best Friends' Guide to Life. Vermilion. ISBN 978-0-09-193540-5.
- Holly Willoughby Age. Bio27.com (1981-02-10). Retrieved on 2012-09-04.
- Holly Willoughby – Biography. Talktalk.co.uk. Retrieved on 2012-09-04.
- Christine Bleakley replaces Holly Willoughby as 'Dancing on Ice' host – Dancing on Ice News – Reality TV. Digital Spy (2011-11-18). Retrieved on 2012-09-04.
- "Willoughby new This Morning host". BBC News. 15 July 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
- Newsbeat – Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates to host The Voice. BBC (2011-11-23). Retrieved on 2012-09-04.
- Holly Willoughby on 'that breast incident' Mail Online, 19 October 2007
- The 20 most powerful celebrity makers: 6. Sarah Doukas The Observer, 22 June 2008
- Bio Holly Willoughby
- Off the Telly Reviews[dead link]
- Holly Willoughby IMDb
- Holly Willoughby ITV: Dancing on Ice
- Good Golly, Miss Holly Orange Entertainment News, 29 January 2008
- Duncan, Amy. (2012-03-30) Holly Willoughby's boobies see her come top of National Cleavage Day list. Metro.co.uk. Retrieved on 2012-09-04.
- Children's Awards BAFTA
- Holly Willoughby. Fhm.com. Retrieved on 2012-09-04.
- Deborah Arthurs (30 March 2012). "Simply the breast! Holly Willoughby's cleavage named nation's favourite in Wonderbra poll". Dailymail. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
- "Holly Willoughby encabeza el ranking del mejor escote" (in Spanish). El Nacional. 5 April 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
- "Holly Willoughby In Wonderbra's Cleavage Hall Of Fame". contactmusic.com. 30 March 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
- "Holly Willoughby tells Twitter followers who criticised spelling 'I'm dyslexic'". Daily Telegraph. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
- Mum’s the word, Holly Mail Online, 22 November 2008
- Holly Willoughby Delivers Baby Boy Mail Online, 12 May 2009
- Holly gives birth to baby girl. moremagazine.co.uk. Retrieved on 2012-09-04.
- "Phillip Schofield Sticks Up For Holly Willoughby Over Liz Jones' Damning 'Daily Mail' Article". Huffington Post. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
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|Host of The Xtra Factor
|Host of This Morning
with Phillip Schofield
|Host of Dancing on Ice
with Phillip Schofield