"Harry (her son) is football obsessed and he's got training Saturday and Friday Night Fives, so I don't have a choice."Chester has that growing up as well, so I am in trouble.Then eventually, she found work as assistant manager during which time she persuaded a friend to make a showreel of her.This secured her an agent who then contacted the BBC.On this programme she met her future husband Dan Baldwin, one of the show's producers.In 2006, the show's title was changed to Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown in order to reflect the popularity of its co-presenters, Willoughby and Stephen Mulhern.Willoughby worked as a receptionist for a while and then as a runner for the defunct shopping channel Auction World TV.
A second series aired for six episodes, beginning in April 2016.In recognition of work as a children's television presenter, Willoughby won a BAFTA in 2006.where celebrities are partnered with professional dancers to learn ice-dancing routines which are judged by a panel of experts and voted on by the public.In 2012, Willoughby began hosting a revived version of Surprise Surprise.A second series began airing on 15 September 2013, a third on 22 October 2014 and a fourth on 21 June 2015.She has also presented the revived television series Surprise Surprise (2012–2015) taking over from Cilla Black, The Voice UK (2012–2013) on BBC One and Play to the Whistle (2015–2017).Willougby is also a team captain on the ITV2 show Celebrity Juice alongside Fearne Cotton, her predecessor as presenter of The Xtra Factor, which she presented for two series from 2008 until 2009.Willoughby remained in the role until 2011 due to new commitments. Willoughby has presented a number of other ITV programmes, including spin-off shows such as Celebrity Wrestling: Bring It On in 2005, Greased Lightnin' in 2007 and The Xtra Factor for two years in 20.In 2007, she took over from Davina Mc Call as the presenter of Streetmate, a dating game show during its transition from Channel 4 to ITV2. In the same year, Willoughby co-presented Holly & Fearne Go Dating with Fearne Cotton.The pair enjoyed a lengthy catch-up over everything from family matters to Holly's shows This Morning and Play To The Whistle, as well as their joint stint as team captains on Celebrity Juice.Yet they descended into fits of giggles as Fearne recalled their time on the dating show with a throwback clip. "It was 10 years ago we did Fearne and Holly go dating," as the scenes played. We were watching other people go on a date and eating nice food and having a lovely drink." Holly quipped: "No wonder there was only one series," and Fearne added: "They couldn't deal with the bar bill at the end of the show." Meanwhile Holly revealed she would soon be hosting a live This Morning show in Birmingham, which would feature all the presenting team as well as a variety of stalls themed on food and DIY.