Some like it Holly

(...yes, that re­ally IS her and not Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe!)

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News - By Katie Hind

SHE’S the girl-nextdoor queen of day­time TV, but Holly Wil­loughby to­day shows her sul­try side in a stun­ning pho­to­shoot rem­i­nis­cent of Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe at the peak of her fame.

Our exclusive pic­tures were taken as Holly, 37, pre­pares to take over as the co-host of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! along­side De­clan Don­nelly.

And in an in­ter­view with You mag­a­zine, the star of ITV’s This Morn­ing re­veals she was given the bless­ing of her friend Ant McPartlin, Don­nelly’s long-time side­kick, to take his place in Aus­tralia. ‘Yes, we’ve spo­ken and he’s happy – he was part of the de­ci­sion that I’d do it,’ re­veals Holly.

McPartlin is taking a break from TV as he re­cov­ers from pre­scrip­tion drug ad­dic­tion, al­co­hol prob­lems and a messy di­vorce, and Holly says: ‘He just needs to look af­ter him­self – that’s the most im­por­tant thing.’

She has no de­sire to break up the Ant and Dec award-win­ning partnership, say­ing: ‘He knows I’ll look af­ter the show and keep it warm for him.’

Holly will take her chil­dren – Harry, nine, Belle, seven, and Ch­ester, four – and their tu­tors to Aus­tralia. Her hus­band Dan Bald­win, 43, will be there for five days.

Holly, of­ten moved to tears by tragic tales on This Morn­ing, ad­mits com­ing face-to-face with creepy crawlies is not some­thing she will find easy. She says: ‘It’s not cry­ing I’m wor­ried about – it’s the scream­ing!’

SUL­TRY SIDE: Holly in her stun­ning pho­to­shoot for to­day’s You mag­a­zine

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