CREEPY crawlies make most of us shiver but Winsford schoolgirl Holly Greenhalgh absolutely loves them.

The eight-year-old shares her bedroom with 50 tarantulas, two snakes, scorpions, millipedes, grasshoppers, cockroaches and snails.

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Hollie with a Brazilian Blue Beauty tarantula

The exotic pets are kept in separate little enclosures and most of them have names.

Dubbed Dr Doolittle, this young animal lover developed her passion for insects when she was a toddler.

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Hollie with a Mexican Red Knee tarantula

"She has always been fascinated by them," said mum Rachel, 29. "I remember her talking to a spider on her leg when she was only two.

"She remembers when she was three and held a tarantula in her hand when she visited a museum."

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Hollie with a Brazilian Black tarantula

Hollie received her first spider when she was seven and has become an expert on little creatures as her menagerie has grown.

The bug lover shares her knowledge and expertise on her YouTube channel called PrincessSophiePink and now has 6,000 followers.

"She gets lots of tarantulas gifted to her from collectors all over the world," said Rachel. "The live animals come as fragile deliveries. Her bedroom is like a zoo. It's bizarre because I'm quite scared of spiders.

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Hollie with a Giant African millipede

"We recently moved to a bigger house to make sure we could fit all the animals in."

Hollie, who also has two cats Harry and Beauty and a dog called Daisy, is keen to expand her collection of exotic insects.

The Darnhall Primary School pupil said: "I want to be a zoologist like David Attenborough and go to the rainforests.

"I want to spread the word that tarantulas and invertebrates are amazing and cute."

Hollie was given a chance to try out her dream job and became a zoo keeper of the day last year at Blackpool Zoo.

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"She did a bug talk," said Rachel. "As soon as a camera is on her she is very confident. She could be a TV presenter. She does make me proud."

Hollie gives talks to children in nurseries to try and dispel myths surrounding insects.

"Every weekend she spends two to three hours feeding them all," said Rachel. "She is really responsible.She sprays some of them with water every other day.

"She is really good with animals and they sense it. Our cats don't come to people but they come to Hollie and lick her face. She has trained our cat to sit and hold her finger.

"She is like Dr Doolittle."