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How old is Holly Willoughby and other essential facts about This Morning's host

How much do you know about Holly?

With a showbiz career spanning two decades, Holly Willoughby has risen from an obscure name in children's television to one of Britain's most beloved presenters.

But how exactly did she end up becoming one of the biggest stars on our screens today? Here, we've brought together everything we know about Holly - from her family life to her TV career.

Holly was born in 1981 (Credit: @hollywilloughby Instagram)

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Holly Willoughby's age and height

Holly was born on February 10, 1981, which means she turned 38 earlier in 2019. She is 1.7m tall, or five foot seven inches.

Holly Willoughby's husband

She's married to Dan Baldwin, who works as a TV producer. They've been married for 12 years, having tied the knot in 2007.

The pair live in a house in south-west London - a luxury £3 million home with a huge kitchen, lavish living room and plenty of space for their kids to play.

Holly Willoughby on Instagram and Twitter

She regularly offers her fans updates from her Instagram page, @hollywilloughby, and her Twitter account, @hollywills. Across both platforms she has, collectively, an audience of almost 13 million followers.

Holly Willoughby's dresses

Big on fashion, Holly puts lots of thought into her outfits before taking to the couch on This Morning alongside co-host Phillip Schofield.

She knows her fans closely follow her dress sense, which is why she normally lets her Instagram followers know where her clothes come from.

She regularly lets fans on Instagram know what she's wearing (Credit: @hollywilloughby Instagram)

Holly Willoughby's hair

Holly's always rocked blonde hair and it's become her trademark look, but she mixes up both the colour and 'do. She also often plays around with different styles, sometimes wearing it up but more often than not letting it sit loose to shoulder length.

Holly Willoughby's kids

She has three little ones with husband Dan. Holly Willoughby's children are: Harry, 10, Belle, eight, and Chester, four.

Holly has three kids (Credit: @hollywilloughby Instagram)

Holly Willoughby's net worth

Holly's believed to be one of the richest women on our screens today, earning between £400k and £600k a year for fronting This Morning. She's reportedly worth a whopping £10 million.

She was expected to boost her earnings considerably last year with the launch of a new lifestyle brand called Truly, selling everything from fashion to homeware.

Holly was due to be the face of the brand, but in September 2018 she announced her decision to pull the plug on her involvement. She revealed, in an interview with The Telegraph's Stella magazine, that it was down to family commitments.

In December 2018 she became a brand ambassador for retail giant M&S.

Holly Willoughby's weight loss

She's got an enviable figure but Holly's always remained tight-tipped about her weight.

Earlier this year, she revealed she very deliberately never talks about it, as she thinks doing so isn't "helpful" for other women who feel pressured to slim down.

Holly Willoughby's jobs

Holly has proven over the years that she's comfortable presenting just about anything. Her first big break came in 2000, when she landed a presenting gig on BBC children's game show Xchange.

Several years later, she hosted kids' entertainment show Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown alongside future Britain's Got More Talent star Stephen Mulhern. It's here Holly met husband Dan.

She was picked to host skating competition Dancing On Ice with Phillip Schofield in 2006 taking a break in 2011 to be replaced by friend Christine Lampard. When the show returned last year, after a five-year-hiatus, Holly rejoined Phil.

She's presented Dancing On Ice since 2006 (Credit: ITV)

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It was her chemistry alongside Schofe that helped Holly into her role on This Morning in 2009, when she replaced Fern Britton.

Holly's other presenting gigs include dating show Streetmate and X Factor companion series The Xtra Factor. She's also a team captain on Celebrity Juice and served as a replacement for Ant McPartlin on the last series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.

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