‘Naked’ Holly Willoughby shared a bed with TV presenter Jake Humphrey for six months


‘I wonder what might have been if we had been single’: ‘Naked’ Holly Willoughby shared a bed with TV presenter Jake Humphrey for six months – and his wife didn’t mind!

Holly Willoughby and her old BT Sport presenter pal Jake Humphrey used to share a bed – and he playfully claimed she would sleep naked – but it was all very innocent. 

Jake, 43, and Holly, 41, have been good friends for 20 years after working in children’s TV together – and he claims his wife didn’t mind at all. 

The duo hosted CBBC’s Celebrity Fame Academy together back in 2002 and have been close friends ever since.

‘I wonder what might have been if we had been single’: ‘Naked’ Holly Willoughby shared a bed with TV presenter Jake Humphrey for six months – and his wife didn’t mind! 

Jake told The Mirror in 2012 that Holly would stay at his flat in London as she was based in Brighton.

He said: ‘Eventually, it got to the point where we couldn’t be bothered to get the blow-up bed out so for about six months we slept in the same bed.’

Jake had already started dating his then-girlfriend Harriet, who he married in 2007. The couple now have two children.

 Holly married producer Dan Baldwin that same year and they have three children.

Noughties: Jake, 43, and Holly, 41, have been good friends for 20 years after working in children's TV together - and he claims his wife didn't mind at all (pictured 2000s)

Noughties: Jake, 43, and Holly, 41, have been good friends for 20 years after working in children’s TV together – and he claims his wife didn’t mind at all (pictured 2000s)

Happy couple: Jake had already started dating then-girlfriend Harriet at the time he lived with Holly - they wed in 2007 and share two children (pictured 2019)

Happy couple: Jake had already started dating then-girlfriend Harriet at the time he lived with Holly – they wed in 2007 and share two children (pictured 2019)

He said that while nothing ever happened between them, it might have had they been single.  

Cheeky Jake continued: ‘I wouldn’t want to say I met my wife too early but I would just say Holly’s worst habit is she sleeps naked – joking, of course.

‘Holly’s a good mate but I look back on my time with her and wonder what might have been but I was going out with Harriet at the time and she lived in Leeds.’

Jake also stressed that his now wife has never been the jealous sort and she was perfectly fine with the sleeping arrangement. 

Holly and Jake reunited in March 2017 when he was a guest on her sports quiz Play To The Whistle – where Jake joked about Holly sleeping in his bed.

Then, when Holly insisted that she would always sleep on the floor of his London apartment and not in his bed, Jake told her she was, ‘full of s***’. 

Explaining the situation further, Holly said: ‘Jake and I have actually known each other for a very long time.  

‘In fact we first worked together in 2002 for Fame Academy on CBBC. I used to stay around your house because I hadn’t even moved to London.

‘So I was living in Brighton and you had a lovely flat and I’d come up and stay with you.’

Smitten: Holly married producer Dan Baldwin that same year and they have three children (pictured 2016)

Smitten: Holly married producer Dan Baldwin that same year and they have three children (pictured 2016)

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