Holly Willoughby blushes as pals reveal she used to wet herself at school

HOLLY Willoughby was left blushing on today's This Morning as her pals revealed she used to wet herself at school.

The 40-year-old was surprised by her life-long friends on videolink as she celebrated her milestone birthday.

And they let slip some embarrassing stories from their childhood.

One said: "We used to giggle so much Holly would spend most of her time squatting on the floor trying not to wet herself.

"I'm sorry Holly, despite your best efforts, you didn't always succeed in not."

A giggling Holly took over the story, telling viewers: "I wet myself at school all the girls had to take their jumpers off, tie them round me, and run to the loo where I had to dry my school uniform under the hand drier."

Warning Phillip Schofield that history could repeat itself, she added: "Which is why I say to you one day it will happen because I've got previous."

Holly looked incredible as she wore the very same dress her mum did on her 40th birthday to celebrate her own milestone.

The This Morning star stood up and did a twirl in the floral dress as a picture of her mum Linda in the frock in the 80s was shown.

Studio guest Gok Wan said: "I love the dress."

Holly replied: "Didn't mama Willoughby do well back in the day?"

She also acknowledged her mum on Instagram, sharing a comparison pic and writing: "This photo of my Mum was taken on her 40th birthday at the party she had in the garden. I remember this day so clearly.

"It’s a strange thing to reach the age you remember your Mum being! …I asked her if she’d kept the dress and of course she had…

"Strange moment zipping it up this morning, wondering how she felt on her big day… I can’t be with my Mum or Dad today but wearing this in her honour makes me feel closer to them… love you Mumma! #sothisis40 💕."

It was a super special start to the show, with balloons and explosive indoor pyro getting things off with a bang.

Holly's jaw was left on the floor as she took in the surprise celebrations.

Beaming, she said: "I feel very lucky."

Phillip Schofield then presented her with a Colin the Caterpillar cake, which Holly duly scoffed.

There was then an indoor beach party with Gok DJing and James Martin behind the bar.

Holly took her heels off to stand in the sand, and was given another birthday cake for good measure.

It was a painstaking recreation of the chocolate house cake that she had on her second birthday.

Holly's teen crush Paul Young recorded her a special birthday message as the cherry on top.

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