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Emma Willis shares rare 'then and now' photos with mum for special birthday

The Big Brother star has changed so much!

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Diane Shipley
Diane ShipleySenior Online Writer
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Emma Willis shared a couple of rare photos with her mum to Instagram at the weekend, in honour of a very special birthday.

Taking to the social media site on Sunday evening, the presenter posted two pictures: one taken when she was a child, the other taken more recently.

READ: Emma Willis reveals hilarious comment made by four-year-old daughter

In the first, youmattng Emma sat with her mum in a leather armchair.

The little girl wore a blue dress and a shy expression, with her hair in chin-length waves.

Her mum had long dark hair and wore a green dress with a thin white belt, and she smiled at the camera.

WATCH: Emma and Matt Willis share rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of date night

In the second photo, Emma's mum smiled at the camera again, only this time she wore a smart dusky pink suit with a black top, while the Big Brother presenter rocked a denim jumpsuit and smiled at her mum as she held onto her arm.

The star captioned the sweet images with a gushing message of love, which read: "Then [arrow emoji] now(ish).

"Happy birthday to my beautiful mum. My hero. My bestie.

"I won the bloody lottery in the mum stakes! 70 and smashing it."

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Emma shared a sweet childhood photo with fans

The 44-year-old's fans were quick to share their approval, complimenting the women on how good they both looked.

One commented: "Aw your mum looks amazing!!! Can see [where] you get your gorgeous genes from [heart eyes emoji]."

Another wrote: "Wow she is super stylish! Can see where you got it from!"

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The star then shared a more recent snapshot 

Others pointed out how sweet the before and after pictures were, with one writing: "Little Emma is the cutest."

Another of the star's followers chimed in: "You look so proud of each other."

Emma is now a proud mum herself, sharing three children with her husband of twelve years, singer Matt Willis, who shot to fame in the pop band Busted.

RELATED: Emma Willis shares hilarious photo of her three kids and husband Matt

The couple are doting parents to daughters Isabelle, 11, and Trixie, four, as well as son Ace, eight.

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