A look at Holly Willoughby’s long career with ITV as she quits This Morning after 14 years
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 11
Holly Willoughby will step back from This Morning after 14 years (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

will not return to as the presenter has shockingly quit the breakfast show after 14 years.

The show has been home to Holly, 42, since 2009 and solidified her as a household name but the last year has been a bumpy ride.

After the and a man arrested after threats to , she has

Holly – who has a net worth of around £10 million – took to .

Having suddenly last week, she wrote: ‘I have let ITV know today that after 14 years, I will not be returning to This Morning.

‘To everyone who has ever worked on the show over the years, thank you so much. This is such a difficult goodbye, you are incredible and I forever will be proud of what we’ve done together.

Holly won’t be returning to screens on This Morning (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
The presenter joined This Morning after some appearing on children’s TV (Picture: Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock)
She had been co-presenting the show since 2009 (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Her departure comes after threats were made on her life(Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

‘Thank you to everyone at ITV for being supportive. To every guest who has sat on our sofa, thank you.’

Holly began her career at 14 as a model, claiming she was the ‘face of sanitary towels’ when chatting to Jonathon Ross.

By 17 years old she decided to leave the modelling world behind out of fear of the strain on her body given the tough beauty standards.

Her TV break came in 2000 when she appeared on CITV’s spin-off show, S Club TV, and then acted in an S Club 7 movie, portraying the late Paul Cattermole’s first girlfriend, named Zoe.

During the early years of her career, Holly frequented children’s TV as a regular presenter.

She joined the same year as the show’s 21st Anniversary with a Richard and Judy anniversary special (Picture: Kieron Mccarron/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Holly had actually appeared on This Morning back in 2004 too (Picture: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)
Her friendship with Phillip Schofield was a major aspect of This Morning’s success (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
She appeared as presenter for over 14 years (Picture: Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock)

She jumped ship in 2004 to ITV so she could present Saturday morning children’s show Ministry Of Mayhem alongside Stephen Mulhern before taking over from Cat Deeley on children’s music chart show CD:UK.

A source close to her said she had been with those in charge telling her that the shows ‘weren’t actually for children’.

At this time she also met future husband Daniel Baldwin, a TV producer who she married in 2007 and has three children with; Harry, 13, Belle, 11, and Chester, eight.

Holly turned her talent to presenting, becoming the host for ITV’s Dancing on Ice in 2006 with Schofield, which led to her casting on This Morning three years later.

Replacing Fern Britton, Holly made her This Morning debut in September 2009 and has been seen on the weekday show ever since.

Gino D’Acampo’s segments became a popular part of the show (Picture: Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock)
Holly and Phil won their first NTA for This Morning in 2011, with some help from Gino (Picture: Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock)
In 2011, Holly even celebrated her 30th birthday on set (Picture: Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock)
Holly and her husband Dan Baldwin at an event in December 2012, the pair wed in 2007 (Picture: Richard Young/Rex/Shutterstock)

During her time on the ITV staple, she and her co-host swept up numerous NTAs with a six-year winning streak for Best Daytime Show until last year.

While appearing on This Morning she also continued her role on Celebrity Juice with Keith Lemon as a team captain.

She has hosted numerous other contest shows, including The Voice, The Games, and temporarily I’m a Celeb with Declan Donnelly.

This year she even branched back out into acting as she appeared in Ted Lasso and a hilarious stint on Midsommer Murders.

This Morning’s popularity gave rise to some royal appearances (Picture: Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock)
Holly and Phillip in a behind the scenes snap from August 2015 (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Holly with fellow presenter Rylan Clark in 2016 (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
The show managed a six year NTA winning streak – with Holly and Schofield showing up a little tipsy the day after in 2016 (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Holly also has been a regular guest panelist on numerous shows, including Loose Women and The Masked Dancer.

Her comes as a shock to fans after her triumphant return earlier this year – with Alison Hammond joining her for a Mamma Mia themed welcome.

However she has also garnered criticism in more recent years, including after the Queen’s death where she and Schofield were accused of skipping the mourners’ queue.

On October 5, moments before the Wylde Moon founder was set to start This Morning, she was after receiving threats on her life.

The then-Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall returned to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Royal Television Society in 2018 (Picture: Geoff Pugh/REX/Shutterstock)
In 2020, Schofield came out as gay on TV with Holly by his side (Picture: S Meddle/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)
They continued their winning streak at the NTAs all the way until 2022 (Picture: James Veysey/REX/Shutterstock)
Her iconic ‘Firstly, are you OK? I hope so‘ moment broke the internet this year (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

A man named , 36, was  with soliciting to commit murder and incitement to commit kidnap.

The traumatic incident was said to have and possibly contributed to her decision to wrap up her incredible 14 year career on This Morning.

Holly has not revealed what she plans to do next with fans devastated at her decision to leave.

It’s unclear whether the presenter will be continuing her role on other shows, having just last week.