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Holly Willoughby's rare school photo revealed – and she hasn't changed

The This Morning star has the same smile!


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Sophie Hamilton
Parenting Editor
September 1, 2021
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As children head back to school for the new term, celebrities have started to share memories from their childhood - and look how sweet Holly Willoughby is in this old school photo! The This Morning presenter shared the picture on her Instagram page in late 2019 and we still can't get over how cute she was.

MORE: 14 times royal children looked so cute in school uniform

The picture shows Holly and her older sister Kelly in their uniforms on their first day back at school. Smiling for the camera, Kelly placing a protective arm around little Holly – and how adorable are the girls' matching hairstyles?

WATCH: Holly opens up about her experience homeschooling

Holly previously shared the snap at the start of the new school year on her Instagram, writing: "Me and my sis @ladywilloughby off to school many moons ago… and now it's a new school year… perhaps there's a new school to discover and new friends to make. Whatever challenges you are faced with this September… attack them with all the self-belief, hard graft and determination you can muster… you've got this guys!"

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Holly (left) and her big sister Kelly

The start of the school term can be an emotional time for Holly, who often can't be there for her children's back to school mornings due to filming commitments.  

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Holly and her son Chester on his first day of school

Holly has previously spoken about her high-profile career and motherhood, confessing she's found juggling the two a "challenge". Speaking to Red Magazine, she revealed:

"Becoming a mum was the only thing I knew I definitely wanted when I was growing up, but the image I had never involved me being a working mum."

Holly continued: "That's the biggest challenge. I've been riddled with guilt about getting that part wrong. You love them so much and you don't want to mess them up."

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Holly and her sister Kelly now

READ: 16 adorable photos of the royals on their first day at school

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Holly went on to reveal how she "hated" missing Harry and Belle's first days of school due to filming commitments on This Morning. "I didn’t do the drop-off because I was working," she added. "I hate that I wasn't there because those memories you can't get back."

However, Holly found a way to "combat those feelings" of guilt as she revealed she was lucky to greet her kids after school and be there on weekends.

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