In November 2006, Holly Willoughby’s hard work in children’s television was recognised when she won the Children’s BAFTA award for Best Presenter. January 2007 saw Holly Willoughby return to our screens to co-host the ratings smash second series of ITV’s Dancing on Ice. From this she jumped straight in to present the Grease Is The Word spin off show Greased Lightnin’ on ITV2.
A new ITV1 show for Holly Willoughby, Holly & Fearne Go Dating, aired in September 2007 and she also presented the new series of Streetmate for ITV2. 2008 saw Holly Willoughby co-present series 3 of Dancing on Ice for ITV1 on Sunday evenings, as well as her own Saturday evening show on ITV1, Dancing on Ice – Make Me A Star. As August arrived, Holly Willoughby started presenting Xtra Factor on ITV2, which ran weekly on a Saturday until December. She also filmed a new weekly panel show for ITV2 with best friend Fearne Cotton and Leigh Francis, Celebrity Juice, which aired weekly from October.
2009 and Holly Willoughby once again co-presented Dancing on Ice for ITV1, and Series 2 of Celebrity Juice for ITV2. She started to co-host This Morning for ITV1 with Phillip Schofield, as well as Xtra Factor for ITV2. 2010 – 2011 and Holly Willoughby continued to design her own clothing ranges for very.co.uk, as well as presenting This Morning and Celebrity Juice. Holly Willoughby presented her final series of Dancing on Ice in January 2011.
2012 saw Holly Willoughby host BBC One’s new flagship entertainment show The Voice UK the highest rated debut series on the BBC, as well as This Morning for ITV1 and Celebrity Juice for ITV2. In late 2012, Holly Willoughby hosted the return of one of Britain’s most fondly remembered and highest rating entertainment shows; Surprise Surprise. She co-hosted ITV1’s Text Santa on the evening of 21st December, and for 2013 continues to host This Morning (winner of Best Daytime Programme at the 2013 NTA’s), Surprise Surprise, Celebrity Juice, and The Voice UK (Series 2).
Holly Willoughby has written a series of children’s books with her sister Kelly, L’Etoile, School for Stars. The first book was published on 20th June 2013, and quickly became the UK’s highest-selling children’s debut of 2013. Their second book in the series was published on 1st August 2013.
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