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Holly Willoughby is an English television presenter, model and author. She is currently the co-presenter of ITV’s This Morning (2009–present) and Dancing on Ice (2006–2011, 2018–present) alongside Phillip Schofield.
From 2008 to 2020, Willoughby was a team captain on ITV2’s Celebrity Juice alongside Fearne Cotton. She presented the revived television series Surprise Surprise (2012–2015), replacing original presenter Cilla Black. Her other television work includes The Xtra Factor (2008–2009), Text Santa (2011–2013, 2015), BBC’s The Voice UK (2012–2013), Play to the Whistle (2015–2017), and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (2018).
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Profession||TV presenter, Model, Author|
Holly Marie Willoughby was born on February 10, 1981 (age 40 years) in Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom. She is the younger of two daughters of Brian Willoughby, a sales manager of a double-glazing company, and Linda Willoughby Fleming, a former air stewardess. She 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.
In 1995, at the age of 14, Willoughby was spotted by talent scouts at The Clothes Show Live exhibition and signed with the model agency, Storm Management. She appeared in teen magazines for girls such as Mizz, Just Seventeen, Shout, and More!. From 1998, at the age of 17, Willoughby started modelling bras, underwear and tights for clients including Pretty Polly, appearing in advertisements and posters.
Holly Willoughby won an audition for a show on CITV featuring S Club 7 called S Club TV in 2000. In this show, actors represented an alternative S Club. She also appeared in a show called S Club 7: Artistic Differences playing a character called Zoe with the regular members of the band. Willoughby worked as a receptionist for a while and then as a runner for the defunct shopping channel Auction World TV.
Willoughby 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 showreel of her. This secured her an agent who then contacted the BBC. Later in 2002, 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 (CBBC’s version of the BBC talent show Fame Academy).
Willoughby’s first role as a children’s entertainer came when she rejoined CITV in 2004 to co-present their entertainment show Ministry of Mayhem which aired on Saturday mornings. On this programme, 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.
In 2005, Holly 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. Willoughby presented CD: the 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. In recognition of work as a children’s television presenter, Willoughby won a BAFTA Children’s Award in 2006.
Holly Willoughby from 2006 to 2008
Holly Willoughby was chosen to co-present in 2006, with Phillip Schofield, the television show Dancing on Ice, in which celebrities are partnered with professional dancers to learn ice-dancing routines which are judged by a panel of experts and voted on by audiences. Willoughby remained in the role until 2011 due to new commitments. She was replaced by Christine Lampard.
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.
In 2007, she took over from Davina McCall as the presenter of Streetmate, a dating game show during its transition from Channel 4 to ITV2. Willoughby hosted the show for its final series. In the same year, Willoughby co-presented Holly & Fearne Go Dating with Fearne Cotton. The show saw the two hosts attempt to find dates for single people that they meet around the UK.
Since 2008, Willoughby has appeared as a team captain on Celebrity Juice, presenting series 1–11 and 13–23 (taking a break in series 12 due to maternity leave). She left the show after 12 years in May 2020.
Holly Willoughby from 2009–present
Holly Willoughby has co-presented ITV’s This Morning with Phillip Schofield since September 2009 replacing Fern Britton. Willoughby and Schofield present the programme from Monday to Thursday mornings. In 2011, Willoughby co-presented charity telethon Text Santa with Ant & Dec. She returned to co-host the show with Phillip Schofield in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
On 24 March 2012, Willoughby began presenting The Voice UK with Reggie Yates. She decided to leave the show after the second series and was replaced by Emma Willis in 2014. In 2012, Willoughby began hosting a revived version of Surprise Surprise. A second series began airing on 15 September 2013, a third on 22 October 2014 and a fourth on 21 June 2015.
Willoughby has written a series of children’s books with her sister Kelly. Their debut book School for Stars: First Term at L’Etoile became the UK’s highest-selling children’s book of 2013.
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In 2015, Willoughby presented the sports-based panel show Play to the Whistle on ITV. The first series aired for seven episodes beginning on 11 April 2015. A second series aired for six episodes, beginning in April 2016 and a third series aired in 2017.
In 2016, Willoughby presented primetime Saturday night dating show Meet the Parents for ITV. The show has been compared to Blind Date. In August 2017, it was reported Willoughby had received a £200,000 pay rise to match the salary of her co-host Phillip Schofield. She returned to present the new series of Dancing on Ice with Schofield in January 2018.
In August 2018, it was announced that Willoughby would host the eighteenth series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! alongside Declan Donnelly as his usual partner, Anthony McPartlin took a year-long break.
Holly Willoughby is a brand ambassador for Marks & Spencer and Garnier, and a former ambassador for Diet Coke in the UK. In September 2021, Willoughby founded the wellness and lifestyle brand and company called Wylde Moon.
Holly Willoughby is married to Dan Baldwin, they had their wedding on August 4, 2007. Her husband Dan is the co-founder of Hungry Bear Media and a former producer on Ministry of Mayhem and later executive producer on Celebrity Juice. The couple lives in a private house in Barnes, London and has two sons, Harry James Baldwin and Harry Baldwin and a daughter, Belle Baldwin. Their first child James was born on 11 May 2009, their second Belle was born on 14 April 2011, and their third Harry was born on 29 September 2014. In 2008, Willoughby became a patron of the charity Together for Short Lives.
Holly Willoughby net worth
How much is Holly Willoughby worth? Holly Willoughby net worth is estimated at around $8 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a television presenter, model, and author. Willoughby successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. She is one of the richest and influential television presenters in the United Kingdom. However, Willoughby is dyslexic. Her sister, Kelly, also works in the television industry.