Holly Willoughby shares selfie with her lookalike mum

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Holly Willoughby has shared an adorable selfie with her lookalike mum.

Ahead of her trip to Australia to host I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, the TV presenter treated her mum to a fancy lunch in a London restaurant.

The 37-year-old, who confirmed her new role back in August, took to Instagram to share a sweet picture with her mum, who looks exactly like her.

In her caption she paid homage to the Spice Girls, quoting one of their most well-known songs ‘Mama’. She explained the coincidence that she was treating her mum to an afternoon out on the day the girl band announced their comeback tour (minus Victoria, unfortunately).

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‘On the day the @spicegirls announce a new tour... I took my mum out for lunch,’ she wrote. ‘Mamma I love you... beautiful @annabelsmayfair as our backdrop’

Clearly a big fan on the 90’s girl band, presumably because of her close friendship with band member Emma Bunton, the Celebrity Juice host earlier posted a video of the reunited girl group, expressing that it makes her ‘soooooo happy’.

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The This Morning host, who will be replaced by Rochelle Humes while she is away, is set to head off to Australia in the coming weeks to prepare for the start of the iconic jungle-based reality show. She will be temporarily replacing Ant McPartlin while he continues with his recovery for addiction.

She will be working alongside long time jungle presenter Declan Donnelly, who has already made his way over to the other side of the world.

The mum-of-three, who recently quit her lifestyle brand Truly to spend more time with her family, will be taking her children, Harry, 9, Belle, 7, and Chester, 4, out of school so that they can accompany her on her stint down under.

While there is some question as to whether parents are allowed to do this, GOV.UK says that it is up to the discretion of the head teacher, so as long as she made an application with the school that was accepted it should be all fine.

Holly also confirmed while speaking on This Morning that her husband, Dan Baldwin, and her mum and dad would also be visiting her in Australia.

Good luck with your preparations Holly!

Aleesha Badkar
Lifestyle Writer

Aleesha Badkar is a lifestyle writer who specialises in health, beauty - and the royals. After completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at the City, the University of London in 2017, she interned at Women’s Health, Stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating features and news pieces on health, beauty, and fitness, wellbeing, and food. She loves to practice what she preaches in her everyday life with copious amounts of herbal tea, Pilates, and hyaluronic acid.