The only daughter of two police officers, Holly grew up in Leicestershire. In the early 90's Holly briefly trained as a midwife, delivering 10 babies in the process. She spent her 20's working in London in advertising and after a trip home for Christmas, agreed to marry a man she'd known for just 9 days. After feeling a little bit lost on maternity leave she did two things; started her blog Recipes From a Normal Mum and applied for the Great British Bake Off. She finished a finalist and since then has taught baking, presented on QVC, cooked in the This Morning kitchen and written two recipe books. Holly is also in charge of three small boys.