Holly Marie Willoughby
(born 10 February 1981
) is an English television presenter
, best known for the ITV1 ice skating
show Dancing on Ice
. She is currently the presenter in The Xtra Factor
Willoughby started out as a lingerie
model for various clients including Pretty Polly, appearing in various adverts and posters. She is now presenting Xtra Factor on ITV2.
Kids' TV presenter
: S Club TV
, (2000). Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown
CBBC: Xchange and Fame Academy.
Adult TV career
: Dancing on Ice
(2006-present). The Westlife Show: Live
ITV2: Celebrity Wrestling (2005). Lip Service and Greased Lightnin (2006). Streetmate and Holly & Fearne Go Dating (2007). Celebrity Juice and The Xtra Factor (2008 - present).
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
All Star Family Fortunes
- BAFTA children's TV presenter (2006).
Other notable achievements
She was educated at the independent Burgess Hill School
in the town of Burgess Hill
in West Sussex
. Willoughby is married to Dan Baldwin, a former producer of Ministry of Mayhem
. The couple moved into a flat in South London and got engaged on the same day. On 6 May 2006
, live on Saturday Showdown
, Willoughby announced her engagement. The wedding took place on 4 August 2007
at Amberley Castle
, West Sussex
. Fearne Cotton
and Sarah Cawood
were two of the bridesmaids and Dermot O'Leary
was an usher.
Holly supports Arsenal FC.
Also known as
Holly is called several different names by different celebrities, often as a joke about or a subtle reference to her rather large breasts.
- Keith Lemon - Holly Willoughbooby.
- Al Murray - Hollyby Willoughby.
- Chris Moyles - Willy Hollyby.