Some like it Holly( )

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

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - NEWS - By Katie Hind news@mailon­sun­day.ie

SHE’S a clean-cut 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.

The star of ITV’s This Morn­ing has re­vealed 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,’ says 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, Ch­ester, four, and their tu­tors to Aus­tralia. Her TV ex­ec­u­tive 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!’

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