Celebrity Juice's Emily Atack says replacing Holly Willoughby was "daunting"

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
Photo credit: Jeff Spicer - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jeff Spicer - Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Celebrity Juice team captain Emily Atack initially felt daunted by the idea of replacing long-serving star Holly Willoughby after she left the show in May.

Catching up with Radio Times, the I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! favourite reflected on her recent success and being humbled.

"Everything I'm doing now is kind of my dream job," she began.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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"I would say Celebrity Juice is a real pinnacle moment for me, because it's one of the bigger shows on television. Stepping into shoes like Holly Willoughby's is the most ridiculous and daunting path as a telly person," Emily shared.

"It's like, 'How on Earth will I fill shoes like that?!' But I'm just so humbled and flattered, and I'm glad to be doing the show with Laura [Whitmore, fellow team captain], she's my really good friend."

Photo credit: Jeff Spicer - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jeff Spicer - Getty Images

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Previously discussing the joys of working on the comedy panel show, the 31-year-old said on This Morning: "The great thing about Juice is it's one of the few shows where you can actually have a drink on the telly, let your hair down, laugh at really naughty things and just kind of be a bit of a teenager again."

Celebrity Juice airs on ITV2.

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