Holly Willoughby looks sensational as she transforms into Disney princess in extravagant gown

Holly Willoughby transformed into Cinderella for Friday's This Morning panto

Holly Willoughby
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Holly Willoughby shared an unseen photo of her exquisite fairytale gown after she transformed into Cinderella for This Morning's panto on Friday.

The TV star looked incredible as she stepped out of a carriage, wearing an extravagant blue, corseted frock with off-the-shoulder tulle detailing.

Admitting her turn as a Disney princess was a "dream come true", Holly shared the never-before-photo on Instagram on Saturday.

Crediting her new stylist Dannii Whiteman, she wrote: "Thank you @danniiwhiteman for creating the glass slippers of joy and @davidobrien75 for being a real life fairy godmother and making my childhood dreams come true with this beautiful gown... final thank you to @vollers_the_corset_company."

One image shows Holly lifting up her gown to reveal her "glass slippers", while the other displays the gown in all its glory.

Fans were blown away by her fairytale look, with one writing: "You were the most gorgeous princess, proves that fairytale dreams do come true." 

Another added: "Aaah you made a fabulous Cinderella I LOVED the panto - thanks for perking us all up a treat yesterday."

The This Morning special saw every one of This Morning's presenters and regular guests turn up in costume - with Alison Hammond kicking things off as the Fairy Godmother.

Other guests on the show included Joanna Lumley, playing the Magic Mirror, and Sheridan Smith as Peter Pan.

Even Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes made a brief appearance as Father Christmas and his wife Mary Shortcode.

It's been a rocky few weeks for the popular ITV daytime show, with big changes recently made to the programme's line-up.

In November, it was reported that veteran hosts Ruth and Eamonn would be replaced by Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond on Fridays, with the news being confirmed by ITV this month.

Alison and Dermot will host Fridays from 8 January 2021, while Eamonn and Ruth will continue to fill in during holidays.

Sarah Finley

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