Fearne Cotton shares the sweetest throwback photos for Holly Willoughby's 40th birthday

Elena Chabo
·2-min read
Photo credit: Mark Robert Milan - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Robert Milan - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton have grown up together, from fresh faced teenage kids presenters to TV's sweethearts and now firmly as national treasures. The pair are reaching their 40s and are still best friends.

In honour of Holly's 4oth Birthday, Fearne shared some amazing photos of their young friendship back in the early noughties, when the pair were only just in their 20s.

The fresh faced pair smile up from a string of swipe through photos, several pictures of which appear to be on holiday in America. We can't believe it's been 20 years since they were bounding into our homes on Saturday morning kids TV.

Fearne captioned the snaps: "Happy 40th @hollywilloughby. How has time flown by so quickly. Your birthday today gave me the perfect excuse to delve back into our early twenties. So much fun and freedom and laughter and gin. Wishing you the best day Holly! Here’s to 40 darling ❤️."

Even back then, though the pair are sporting similar blonde highlights and bare faces, you can see the hints of Fearne's rocky style and Holly's girl next door fashion.

Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images

You might expect rivalry from a pair who undoubtably were competing for the same jobs through their careers, many of which they worked on together, but instead they have a friendship so strong and we love to see it.

Back in 2010, after ten years of friendship they published Holly and Fearne: The Best Friends Guide to Life, seeing as how they're still going strong ten years on we might just have to dig up a copy.

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