Bio and birth dates - facts on Holly, Dan, Harry and baby Belle.
Holly Willoughby started off her career as a model after being discovered at The Clothes Show when she was 15-years-old. However, after modelling stints for lingerie companies and Pretty Polly, Holly decided to move into television and landed her first job as co-presenter on children's TV channel CD:UK.
Holly went on to present on CBBC, Children's Stars in Their Eyes and Ministry of Mayhem alongside Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - and it was her that Holly met her future husband, TV producer Dan Baldwin.
Holly and Dan got engaged in 2006 and married in August 2007 at Amberley Castle, West Sussex. In 2008 Holly announced that she was expecting their first baby - a boy. At the time she fell pregnant, and before pregnancy went public, Holly was presenting the Xtra Factor (behind the scenes of the X Factor). It was during one of the audition shows that cheeky Simon Cowell outed Holly's baby news for all to hear saying, "Congratulations to you," with fellow judge Louis Walsh adding: "On the pregnancy." Whether she liked it or not, Holly's baby joy was out there!
During Holly's pregnancy, she launched her own maternity clothing range with online fashion e-tailer, Littlewoods Direct. Her collection emulated her feminine style, featuring curve-friendly wrap dresses, bold colours and floral prints.
Holly was also presenting her first series of Dancing On Ice when she was pregnant, and with the press going crazy over her choices of dresses which showed off her ample bosom, Holly revealed that she was glad that the attention was now away from her cleavage on now on her growing bump! She also refreshingly admitted that she wasn't hung up about gaining weight during her pregnancy. "I've loved seeing the changes in my shape. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I couldn't wait to be huge!" Holly said at the time.
Holly gave birth to her son, who she named Harry James, on May 10, 2009 who weighed in at 7lb 4oz. Just before she gave birth, it was announced that Holly was going to be the next presenter on the This Morning show alongside her Dancing On Ice co-presenter, Phillip Schofield. Just four months after Holly gave birth, she began her early morning stints on the famous sofa (replacing This Morning veteran Fern Britton), juggling a new baby and a demanding TV job. However, despite this, Holly admitted that her new routine worked out perfectly for her! “I get to wake up with him, go to work for a couple of hours and then finish at lunchtime and spend the rest of the afternoon with him. The perfect job has truly come at the perfect time," she said at the time.
Holly also showed off her new arrival to the X Factor judges, too. Despite saying that she was worried baby Harry would puke all over Cheryl Cole - she introduced Harry to the team and admitted that Harry was the only person not scared of Simon Cowell! Holly designed a post-baby clothing range with fashion e-tailer Very.co.uk, which featured styles which accomodated extra curves.
In late 2010, Holly announced that her and Dan were going to give Harry a sibling. Holly announced her second pregnancy on Twitter and later revealed that son Harry was going to have a little sister to play with! Although Holly didn't launch another maternity clothing range, she kept herself busy presenting another series of Dancing On Ice, and she wasn't the only pregnant celebrity on set - former Spice Girl and now DOI judge Emma Bunton also announced she was pregnant around the same time as Holly!
During her second pregnancy, Holly revealed that she had been suffering from migraines and later said it was because she was anaemic.
Holly went into labour a month early and her followers on Twitter were kept informed by her co-presenter Phillip Schofield and best friend, Radio One DJ Fearne Cotton. While Fearne tweeted pictures of her jokingly sucking in Holly's gas and air, Phillip told fans that Holly was experiencing a long labour.
Holly gave birth to her second child, a baby girl named Belle, after a 50 hour labour! She announced her news again on Twitter and revealed her baby's name. Although she went abit quiet post-birth, Holly was spoke out for the first time on the slap stick show, Celebrity Juice, which she co-presents with best mate Fearne and comic Leigh Francis. It was here that she jumped to defend her daughter's name after Leigh thought it was funny that she was referred to as 'Baby Belle' - like the cheese! It's rumoured that her former children's TV show co-presenter, Stephen Mulhern is going to be Belle's godfather.
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