Birth name Holly Marie Willoughby

Birthday 10 February 1981

Star sign Aquarius

Birthplace Brighton, England

Marriages Dan Baldwin, August 2007 – present

Born to parents Lynn and Brian, Holly Willoughby was raised near Brighton. She has an older sister called Kelly.

Holly was taught at the independent Burgess Hill School For Girls in West Sussex and went on to attend the College Of Richard Collyer in Horsham.

She was spotted by talent scouts at The Clothes Show Live aged 14 and was subsequently signed to Storm Model Management.

After appearing in teen magazines such as Mizz, Just Seventeen and More!, at the age of 17 she began posing in adverts for underwear companies including Pretty Polly.

In 2000, Holly acted in shows S Club TV and S Club 7: Artistic Differences for CITV.

Holly started an Open University course in psychotherapy before hosting Xchange in late 2000. She went on to present other children’s shows including X-perimental and CBBC At The Fame Academy.

When Holly rejoined CITV in 2004 to co-host Ministry Of Mayhem, she made her breakthrough as a children’s entertainer.

It was on this show that she met her future husband Dan Baldwin, who was one of the show’s producers.

Holly Willoughby became a household name when she was chosen to co-present Dancing On Ice  alongside Phillip Schofield in 2006. She also won a BAFTA for her abilities as a children’s TV presenter that year.

On 4 August 2007, she married Dan Baldwin in Amberley Castle, West Sussex.

Following her stint as an Xtra Factor host in 2008 and 2009, Holly joined Phillip Schofield on This Morning in September 2009, replacing Fern Britton.

She has also captained a team on Celebrity Juice, alongside best friend Fearne Cotton and presenter Keith Lemon since 2008.

Holly gave birth to her first child Harry in May 2009 and daughter Belle in April 2011.

In 2012, Holly started hosting a revived version of Surprise Surprise for ITV and began co-presenting BBC’s The Voice with Reggie Yates. She left the talent show after the second series.

Holly Willoughby announced via her official website that she and her husband Dan are expecting their third child in March 2014.

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