Holly Willoughby: The TV presenter hinted to host this upcoming show featuring Bear Grylls

Since leaving This Morning, Holly Willoughby has been keeping a low profile and people are anxious to see what her next project will be. Rumours of Netflix are now going around…

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2023 was a challenging year for TV presenter Holly Willoughby. Considered by many as ITV’s golden girl, the host had to leave This Morning after an alleged kidnapping and murder plot was discovered against her.

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Leaving the show which she had been hosting since 2009 this way was a very dramatic end to what could be described as a chaotic year. It all started back in September 2022 when Willoughby and her then co-host Phillip Schofield were seen cutting the queue to salute the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Abbey.

Then, Schofield himself brought scandal to This Morning after lying about his brother’s legal issues and his own affair with a younger member of staff. This led to Schofield leaving This Morning at the end of May 2023 and since then Willoughby had been continually on and off the show leaving viewers frustrated.

But now, the star could be coming back to our screens thanks to streaming giant Netflix.

Holly Willoughby ‘approached’ to present this new show

In the late evening of 11 January 2024, The Sun reported that Holly Willoughby is currently ‘in the running’ to host a Netflix show inspired by I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

According to the tabloid, the show will star Bear Grylls who is a former Special Air Service trooper and a survival expert. The concept of the show sounds quite exciting:

A group of celebrities will be put into a jungle where they will have to tackle a series of challenges.
If they lose, they’ll have to pit their wits against Bear, who will be hunting them down.

The Sun explains that Netflix and Bear Grylls have ‘Holly in their sights to host’. An anonymous source told the publication:

They want Holly to host.
She is very glamorous and an accomplished host.

Holly WIlloughby is keeping a low profile

Since she announced her exit from The Morning via Instagram on 10 October 2023, Willoughby hasn’t made any appearances or statements. However, it was recently confirmed that she would be resuming her hosting gig on Dancing on Ice alongside Stephen Mulhern.

Dancing on Ice will start Sunday 14 January on ITV. Willoughby has chosen to keep mute about her upcoming return to TV screen but her co-host, Mulhern, hasn’t. In an Instagram post on 11 January he shared a video of the show he used to host with Holly Willoughby between 2004 and 2006, Ministry of Mayhem. In the caption he wrote:

Unbelievably, the first ever Ministry of Mayhem aired 20 years ago TODAY! I loved the years doing this with @hollywilloughby! We’ll be back on your screens this Sunday, live at 6:30pm, doing something just as slippy…

Though expectations are high for Willoughby’s TV return it seems like until the very end, she is refusing to be seen. On 11 January, Daily Mail revealed that she had missed the ‘Dancing On Ice photoshoot’. However, they do specify that the host is very much at work and that the only reason she didn’t attend the photoshoot was to focus on rehearsals.

Are you excited to see Willoughby back on our screens?

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