Holly Willoughby - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 27, 2022

Holly Willoughby
Nick Name: Holly
Profession: TV host, Model, Actress
Best Known For: This Morning (TV show)
Salary: $779K
Net Worth: $13 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 10, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Holly Willoughby
Birth Place: Brighton, England
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: Brian R. Willoughby
Mother's Name: Linda J. Willoughby
Siblings: 1

Kelly Willoughby (older sister)

High School: Burgess Hill Girls
University: Collyer’s College
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Scottish, German, French)
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 4, 2007
Husband's Name: Daniel Baldwin
Children: 3

Harry Baldwin (son)
Belle Baldwin (daughter)
Chester Baldwin (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 66 kg (145.50 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 28 inch
Hip Size: 38 inch
Bra Size: 35
Cup Size: D

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Who is Holly Willoughby?

Holly Willoughby has it all! A successful career, a loving husband, a family, and great kids. The English model and Television presenter is currently working as a co-presenter of This Morning, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and Dancing on Ice. Here are the facts you must know about her!

Holly Willoughby – Age, Parents, Siblings

Holly Willoughby was born on 10 February 1981 and her birthplace is in Brighton, England. Her father’s name is Brian R. Willoughby and her mother’s name is Linda J. Willoughby. Brian worked as a sales manager and Linda worked as an air stewardess. She was raised with an older sister named Kelly Willoughby, who currently works in the TV industry.

Source: Instagram  (Holly Willoughby)

Education, Ethnicity

Willoughby attended Burgess Hill Girls in West Sussex. She then joined the College of Richard Collyer (Collyer’s College) in Horsham where she studied psychology.

Her ethnicity includes English, Scottish, German, and French.

Holly Willoughby – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Holly Willoughby met her future husband Daniel Baldwin when she worked with the show Ministry of Mayhem. Dan is actually one of the producers of the show. After dating, they married on 4 August 2007.

As of 2022, with her husband Dan, she has 3 children together. Their first child, a son was born on 11 May 2009 whom they have named Harry. The couple’s second child, daughter Belle was born on 14 April 2011. And on 29 September 2014, Holly delivered their third child, a son they named Chester.

The couple is living without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

Related: Susanna Reid hosts BBC Breakfast 

Source: Instagram  (Holly Willoughby with husband Daniel Baldwin)

Holly Willoughby – Career 

Early Days

Holly at the age of 14, which is in 1995, was spotted by talent scouts at The Clothes Show Live exhibition which gave her the opportunity to start up as a model at Storm Model Management. She then appeared in teen magazines such as Mizz, Just Seventeen, Shout, and More!.

The year 1998 brought changes in Holly Willoughby's modeling career. She was 17 years old then and started modeling underwear for Pretty Polly and appearing in advertisements and posters.

Related: Fearne Cotton - Top of the Pops presenter


Willoughby also presented children’s programmers for CBBC such as XchangeX-perimental, and CBBC at the Fame Academy in the early 2000s. In 2004, she rejoined as a co-presenter for the show Ministry of Mayhem

The next year in 2005, she presented children's entertainment programs such as Feel the Fear, CD: UK.

Source: Instagram  (Holly Willoughby)

In 2006, Willoughby began to co-present the television show Dancing on Ice and continued to do so until 2011. Again the same year in 2018, she regained her role as the show’s presenter. 

Related: BBC presenter Chris Evans 


Holly Willoughby also worked as a presenter for shows including Celebrity Wrestling: Bring It On (2005), Greased Lightnin' (2007)The Xtra Factor (2008-2009), Streetmate, Holly & Fearne Go DatingText Santa (2011, 2012, 2013), Play to the Whistle (2015), The Voice UK (2014), This Morning, Meet the Parents (2016) and Celebrity Juice.

Currently, she is a co-presenter of ITV's This Morning (since 2009). In November of 2018, Holly Willoughby was set to co-present the British survival reality television game show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! alongside Declan Donnelly.

In movies

In addition to being a naturally talented presenter, Willoughby is also an actress. She has portrayed roles in movies such as Marple (2004), Keith Lemon: The Film (2012), and Lemon La Vida Loca (2012)

Related: Andrew Marr, the host of The Andrew Marr Show 

Holly Willoughby – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is around $13 million while her annual salary is more than $700k.

Holly Willoughby – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Holly Willoughby is active with millions of followers. She also has an official website- officialhollywilloughby.com and a self-titled YouTube channel with more than 1.28k subscribers.

Related: List of TV host

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