TV’S HOLLY

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY MARK JEFFERIES

THERE’S no deny­ing the cam­era loves Holly Wil­loughby – and the feel­ing is clearly mu­tual. Whether it’s on the red car­pet, in a sexy pho­to­shoot or the reg­u­lar self­ies she posts on In­sta­gram, she knows the power of a good pic­ture. But now fans will have to get used to see­ing less of the This Morn­ing pre­sen­ter, 36, as she calls time on pos­ing in her un­der­wear – some­thing she’s been do­ing for half her life. Re­cently an ad­vert she did as an 18-year-old resur­faced on Youtube, show­ing the young Holly pos­ing in her bra for Pretty Polly. But that’s all in the past – and now Holly in­sists she will not be mod­el­ling lin­gerie again. She says she would not even de­sign her own range of swimwear, like fel­low TV pre­sen­ter Myleene Klass, 38, in case she had to model it. The mum of three, who posed in leather lin­gerie for the fi­nal cover of FHM in Jan­uary last year, says: “Lads mags are kind of gone now aren’t they? “If you look in FHM I was very well­dressed, but I think prob­a­bly that was re­ally a way to say good­bye to all of that. “I’ve had three chil­dren. There is enough lurk­ing about on­line to keep my fans busy for a long time. “Never say never, but I re­ally think now I’m a mum of three... I don’t think we need to see that any­more. “That’s the thing that has al­ways put me off do­ing some­thing like de­sign­ing un­der­wear or swimwear – be­cause you would have to wear it and that’s al­ways made me go ‘No’. “I don’t think I’d ever do that now.” How­ever, that is not to say Holly – mum to Harry, seven, Belle, five, and Chester, two – is at all re­gret­ful about her past mod­el­ling. Of the Pretty Polly ad, she says: “It’s nice to have those things. If you can’t do that when you’re younger... and, you know, I did look so young. I had my nat­u­ral-colour hair. “It’s great to look back on those things and re­mem­ber. You know, when I’m a grandma I can look back and go ‘Look, this is what I used to do’. “I think it’s re­ally nice to have those things, I liked it. I re­ally liked it.”

Holly, who presents ITV’S This morn­ing along­side Phillip Schofield – is back on TV tonight in sports quiz Play to the Whis­tle. The show is a real fam­ily af­fair, as it is pro­duced by her hus­band Dan Bald­win – and their chil­dren are help­ing her prepa­ra­tions to host it. Holly says: “My youngest son’s al­ready ob­sessed with watch­ing the foot­ball and go­ing out and play­ing foot­ball. “So we have it on screen all the time, or we’re tak­ing them to foot­ball, run­ning them back, clean­ing foot­ball boots – it’s kind of, ‘This is my life now, so I might as well em­brace it’. “He’s two and he’s al­ready Arse­nal. I mean, he had an Arse­nal baby-grow from the mo­ment he was born.” How­ever, Holly ad­mits sport is still not a spe­cial­ist sub­ject for her. But she in­sists view­ers who share her lack of ob­ses­sion with sport can still en­joy the light-hearted quiz, which also stars co­me­dian Bradley Walsh, 56, and ex-chelsea mid­fielder Frank Lam­pard. She says: “I think my knowl­edge of sport is very lim­ited. I think you can watch Play to the Whis­tle and not be a sports fan. If you like tun­ing into panel shows where peo­ple are hav­ing a real laugh and there’s lots of fun things to see, then it works on both lev­els, I think.” In fact, she sees her lack of im­mer­sion in the sub­ject as an ad­van­tage. She says: “I don’t have a huge sport­ing knowl­edge. I’m not afraid to go ‘What is that?’. We had James An­der­son the crick­eter, the fastest Eng­land bowler ever and we were talk­ing about trashtalk­ing – what do they call it... Sledg­ing. “So I didn’t know about this, we were

There is enough lurk­ing about on­line to keep my fans busy for a long time

HOLLY WIL­LOUGHBY SAYS SHE WON’T STRIP DOWN TO HER UNDIES ANY MORE

Younger Holly poses in undies EARLY DAYS

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