I’m A Celebrity 2018: Real reason behind Holly Willoughby’s husky voice revealed

Holly Willoughby has quickly settled into her new presenting role on I’m A Celebrity – and viewers are loving the This Morning star.

Dec Donnelly’s new co-host has won over a legion of fans and has been pulling in droves of viewers.

The great new addition to the show has also proven a hit with the campmates during their Bushtucker Trials, providing support and laughs from the sidelines.

Some viewers have noticed that Holly, 37, has a husky voice and questioned where it has come from.

Holly had an operation to save her voice in 2013 following months of pain but quickly returned to her presenting duties.

I'm A Celebrity 2018: Real reason behind Holly Willoughby's husky voice revealed

Holly and Dec have been a hit with IAC viewers
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I'm A Celebrity 2018: Real reason behind Holly Willoughby's husky voice revealed

Viewers have fallen in love with Holly on I’m A Celebrity
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She had an operation to save her voice after being struck down with nodules on her vocal cords.

Holly underwent the hour-long ­surgery in September 2013 following months of pain while fronting ITV’s This Morning and hosting The Voice on BBC One.

Amazingly she only took two days off from her daytime slot on This Morning before returning alongside Phillip Schofield.

I'm A Celebrity 2018: Real reason behind Holly Willoughby's husky voice revealed

Holly and Dec have a lot of laughs on the show
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Her op was a laser treatment called Green Light KTP, which was only previously available in the US but has become common in Britain.

She tweeted after the surgery and joked she could soon be just as ­successful as award-­winning pop star Adele, who had the same procedure in America two years ago.

Holly told her Twitter followers: “Phew! Nodules gone, operation a success. After Adele had hers done, she won a Grammy… Fingers crossed! xxx”

I'm A Celebrity 2018: Real reason behind Holly Willoughby's husky voice revealed

Holly took a couple of days off This Morning
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At the time, a source from This Morning said: “Holly purposely had the operation on Friday because it’s her day off This Morning.”

And speaking of the nodules, the source added: “She is always joking to her friends she needs to stop singing so much because it’s a condition that usually affects musicians.

“She also jokes that perhaps she shouldn’t chat so much either.”

I'm A Celebrity 2018: Real reason behind Holly Willoughby's husky voice revealed

Holly and Dec have been on our screens every night
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Emma Willis, who currently hosts The Voice on ITV, filled in for Holly on This Morning.

Throat nodules are more common in women than men and the likelihood of getting them increases with age.

Other celebrities to have surgery to get rid of throat nodules include 2005 X Factor winner Shayne Ward and rock legend Rod Stewart.

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