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Holly Willoughby bemoans loss of live children's television like Going Live! and CD: UK


TV star Holly Willoughby has bemoaned the loss of live Saturday-morning children's TV.

This Morning presenter Willoughby, 32, kickstarted her career on youth shows such as Ministry Of Mayhem and CD:UK.

Live shows such as Tiswas, Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Saturday SuperStore and Going Live! are seen by some as representing a golden age of children's TV and helped launch the careers of the likes of Chris Tarrant, Noel Edmonds and Phillip Schofield.

The Voice presenter Willoughby told the Radio Times: "I do think it's a shame there's no live Saturday-morning children's TV any more. Most presenters now - me and Reggie Yates, Fearne Cotton, Phil Schofield, Cat Deeley, Ant and Dec - came from kids' telly. So you do wonder where the next generation will come from."

Willoughby said she would like to act in a period drama such as Downton Abbey or Mr Selfridge.

"It's all about putting on a corset and a big frou-frou dress, isn't it? I love all that girlie stuff."