Holly Willoughby screams in terror during Bush Tucker trial on 'This Morning'


With Holly Willoughby set to step in for Ant McPartlin on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, her regular gig on This Morning gave her a very appropriate send-off.

Willoughby was faced with taking on her very Bush Tucker trial, named ‘Box of Shocks.’

The task saw the 37-year-old presenter stick her hands into three different boxes filled with live objects. Well, two of them were.

Holly screams in terror on This Morning (ITV/YouTube)
Holly screams in terror on This Morning (ITV/YouTube)

Screaming in terror, Willoughby reached into the first box, which actually contained a remote control spider. Considering she’ll see the contestants deal with far worse on I’m A Celeb, the presenter really didn’t handle the task well, and almost made the show run out of time as she refused to put her hands back inside the box.

“I don’t want to do it!” she squealed. “What is that? It sounded like thunder!”

Viewers naturally found it hilarious, with many stating on Twitter that she wouldn’t stand a chance in the jungle. Her IACGMOOH co-host even responded, with Declan Donnelly tweeting: “She was worse than Gillian McKeith! What the heck are we in for!?”

The next box contained three lovely kittens, which Willoughby immediately assumed were rats. But when the cover was removed, she realised there was nothing to be afraid of and wasted even more airtime commenting on how cute they were.

Holly Willoughby feels kittens in Bush Tucker trial
Holly Willoughby feels kittens in Bush Tucker trial

Finally, the last box contained the head of last year’s I’m A Celeb winner, Georgia Toffolo. It wasn’t severed or anything. It was still attached to her body.

“It’s massive!” cried Willoughby, before correctly guessing that she was feeling a human head.

Holly Willoughby feels Georgia Toffolo’s head
Holly Willoughby feels Georgia Toffolo’s head

Co-host Philip Schofield, who had been teasing Willoughby about all the creepy crawlies she’ll find in Australia, laughed his head off throughout the entire task.

But to make sure she has everything she needs while she’s away, Schofield sent her off with a hamper of decent biscuits, suncream and Marmite.

During Willoughby’s temporary absence from This Morning, Rochelle Humes will step in as Schofield’s co-host.

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