She’s the golden girl of daytime TV who rarely puts a foot wrong. But it seems the mum of three’s image hasn’t always been so squeaky clean as new pictures emerge of a young sultry looking Holly in just her underwear.
‘Queen of Breakfast TV’
The Queen of Breakfast TV is best-known for being the ‘good looking’ part of the presenting duo on the show This Morning, laughing at lame innuendos with Phillip Schofield.
37 year old Willoughby has earned herself the status of being one of the highest paid TV presenters in the UK and is believed to worth a staggering £21 million. As well as being the face of This Morning with her co-star Phillip Schofield, she’s also the host of Dancing On Ice.
Her next big step is presenting I’m a Celebrity alongside Declan Donnelly after Ant McPartlin pulled out this year. Other lucrative deals include partnerships with Garnier and her own business venture Truly which launched last month.
Modelling helped to pave a path into television
After several years of successful modelling, Holly went to a casting call for S Club TV in 2000, where she landed a role. More presenting roles soon followed, including Ministry of Mayhem (in which she wore a French maid outfit) and CD: UK. She said of her time on children’s TV:
“There’s very little pressure in kids’ TV. No one’s on your case. If you mess up, no one cares.”
She added, “The guests had to stay with us overnight, and it was like being on tour. We’d all be put up in this hotel with the celebrity guests, so of course it went bonkers.”
The presenter earns the name Holly-booby!
One day on kids’ live TV, she danced and: “I look down to see my boob is bouncing around. The producers panicked and scratched the music off.”
I’m a sex goddess!’ and ‘Don’t squeeze them! Lift them!’
Before Holly took up her place upon the sofa with TV hubby Phil, she wowed a different kind of audience in a sultry lingerie ad for the brand Pretty Polly. Aired in 1998, the ad involves every possible cliché imaginable and sees 17 year old Holly fluster a baffled professor with the words: “I’m a sex goddess!” before grabbing her cleavage saying: “Don’t squeeze them! Lift them!”
The ad is made to seem like an experiment gone wrong, and begins with a geeky scientist explaining: ‘Everything you’ve always wanted to know about… but were afraid to ask. This is the story of how your bras began. We begin the test in five seconds… three… two… one.’
Reflecting on her modelling days, the much loved presenter commented:
“I guess that’s every girl’s dream, so it did go to my head a little bit at that age. But it wasn’t as if I was doing sexy shoots…straight away. I was doing adverts for Always sanitary towels, and had to keep that as quiet as possible.”
Holly isn’t ruling out a return to modelling
And from being embarrassed about her fledgling modelling career, Holly revealed that she wouldn’t rule out doing more eyebrow-raising shoots.
In an interview she said:
“When I started, I did a lot of lingerie work. But it was for Pretty Polly, which is a very safe brand…”
“I would need some time to get in shape, but I would consider it. Having the time to do all these things is the real problem.”
Holly has been known to throw a come-hither pose or two in Instagram pictures, so we don’t think it would take much prep to get her camera ready. Back in 2012, she was voted “World’s Most Desirable Woman” by an annual Ask Men poll.
Modelling from the tender age of 14
Holly was signed by the same modelling agency as Kate Moss, Storm at just 14 while attending The Clothes Show Live in 1995. Since the signing, she enjoyed a successful career as a model for several years before landing her first TV presenting role in 2000 where she presented a factual entertainment programme for children called Xchange.
Pictures of 16 year old Willoughby before her rise to fame
There’s the winning smile that we all know and love! The fresh faced teenager was just 16 back in 1997 when she took part in a nightclub-themed photoshoot for teenage girls’ magazine Mizz.
Holly is perched on a step posing in a tight strappy gold dress as she looks playfully away from the camera. Her famous blonde locks are a natural brown in twists at the back of her head.
In another image, she is seen in a tiny crop top sat at a table with another model laughing and sipping a drink.
Did you know that Holly played sultry girlfriend in S Club 7 movie?
This Morning hottie Holly Willoughby featured in an old S Club 7 movie in the year 2000. At just 19 years old Holly played Zoe, the pedicurist ex-girlfriend of S Club 7 heartthrob Paul Cattermole, who taught him ‘how to kiss.’ During the movie, called Artistic Differences, Paul and Zoe reunite and begin dating in LA – before their relationship goes a bit pear-shaped.