Holly Willoughby shares adorable back-to-school throwback photo with rarely seen older sister

As children across the world return to school this week, emotions have been running high among celebrity parents, including mum-of-three Holly Willoughby.

Holly Willoughby is undoubtedly in the back-to school spirit as she recently shared new photos uploaded to her Instagram, including one cute photo with her older sister Kelly.

Just hours after a sweet post about her four-year-old son Chester’s first day at primary school, the This Morning presenter took to Instagram to share her own never-before-seen school photo featuring her big sister Kelly.

In the throwback image, a young Holly showcases her famous smile while posing in school uniform as Kelly wraps her arm around her little sister.

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Encouraging her 5.7m followers to share their own back-to-school photos and tips as part of an anti-bullying campaign with The Diana Award and Anti Bullying Pro, Holly captioned the image: ‘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’s fans were quick to comment on how little the star has changed since her childhood, with one writing, ‘You haven’t changed a bit @hollywilloughby x.’

‘Still have the same smile,’ wrote another, while a third added, ‘Holly you were as beautiful then as you are now!’

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Many followers even mistook the young Holly for her seven-year-old daughter Belle Baldwin, with one fan writing: ‘Your daughter in your mini! Beautiful x.’

Despite Holly's hair being a slightly darker shade of blonde when she was younger, the now 38-year-old has barely changed in the decades since the photo was taken. We’d recognise that smile anywhere!

Isa Jaward
Isa Jaward

Isa Jaward is a journalist from London who has written for the likes of Time Out, The Guardian and Music Week.