The Holly Willoughby TV gigs you’d completely forgotten about

Then, long before landing a primetime gig as a Dancing on Ice presenter, she switched sides to ITV, where she made a name for herself presenting the likes of Ministry of Mayhem and CD:UK.

As the presenter turns 38, it’s the perfect time to re-visit some long-forgotten gems from Willoughby’s broadcasting resume.

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In one early spin-off programme, Artistic Differences, Willoughby made her acting debut as Paul Cattermole’s ex-girlfriend, who arrives in Los Angeles and shakes things up for the group.

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Willoughby’s first presenting gig was on CBBC’s Xchange, a magazine show that, at a push, could be described as a kid-friendly This Morning. Originally launched as a special summer holiday show, it eventually became a daily broadcast on the CBBC Channel, complete with a gang of hosts, musical performances from legends like Daniel Bedingfield and Girls Aloud and a very snazzy (for the early Noughties) website.

  • Publisher: Evening Standard
  • Date: 2019-02-08T13:16:49Z
  • Author: Katie Rosseinsky
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In case you are keeping track:

ITV Dancing On Ice’s Holly Willoughby posts adorable rare photo with children for her birthday

The ITV queen of daytime TV was all smiles as the candid snap captures her in a warm embrace with her three kids.

As her little brood – Belle, Chester and Harry – cuddled their mum at the Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, she captioned the picture with: “Hugs, happiness and birthday bundles…Hello 38… what do you have in store?”

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One said: “Happy birthday holly you’ve got the best presents round your neck I see, your beautiful children.”

Holly Willoughby celebrates birthday at ‘3k spa and shares rare snap of kids

Holly Willoughby is another year older, wiser, and merrier it would seem as she treated herself to bubbles and a jacuzzi to celebrate her birthday.

Taking to Instagram , Holly risked making her fans and followers more than a little bit jealous as she shared a photo of herself having a soak at a luxury spa.

‘Can I stay here please… Thank you @chewtonglen for making my birthday so special… #treehouselife,’ Holly wrote as she posted a tasteful black and white photo of herself splashing in a jacuzzi.

The TV babe was enjoying all the luxury of the five star Chewton Glen country house in Hampshire – where treehouse family apartments cost ‘3,000 per night.

This Morning host Holly Willoughby’s astonishing designer wardrobe cost revealed

But since her stint co-hosting I’m A Celebrity last year, the This Morning presenter has developed a taste for designer labels.

The Sun on Sunday has researched ten of the most recent outfits the 37-year-old has shown off on her Instagram page before she headed off to work, and the cheapest costs ‘315.

Surprisingly, none of the garments comes from M&S, where mother-of-three Holly has her own clothes line ‘ although she often saves cash by wearing the same shoes.

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Holly Willoughby’s pre-birthday celebrations continue with the hottest gig of 2019

The busy This Morning presenter risked a late night to catch one of the most in-demand events of the season

Holly Willoughby may have four early mornings every week as part of her regular This Morning job, but that doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy the occasional night out.

And this week the star, who is rarely off our screens with her Celebrity Juice and Dancing On Ice appearances catching any demographics that This Morning doesn’t, enjoyed a night out at the Brixton Academy to see Mike Skinner’s revitalised band The Streets making a rare return to live performance.

The Streets show was one of the hottest tickets of the year so far, with extra dates being added after the initial Academy shows sold out almost immediately after being put on sale. Holly’s image of herself wearing a Streets wristband suggests that she had been invited to the exclusive afterparty.