Holly Willoughby shares emotional response to Fearne Cotton quitting 'Celebrity Juice'

The Celebrity Juice colleagues are also firm friends. (PA Images)
The Celebrity Juice colleagues are also firm friends. (PA Images)

Holly Willoughby has shared an emotional response to Fearne Cotton quitting Celebrity Juice.

The This Morning presenter and stand-in I’m a Celebrity host took to Instagram to bid farewell to Cotton, who has featured alongside her as a panelist on the adult game show for 10 years.

Sharing a picture of a particular challenge they did together, in which they held the same banana in their mouths and manoeuvred round an obstacle course, Willoughby said she was going to miss Cotton and thanked her for 10 years of laughter.

Presenter Keith Lemon also shared a collection of pictures of himself with Cotton over the years, writing: “End of an era! Gonna miss @fearnecotton Fanks for the fun times. Love you deeply! Good luck with your next chapter! I hope one day we’ll play again. But the show must go on.

He went on to confirm that Willoughby will be returning for next year’s series, relieving fans who were worried she might have followed in Cotton’s footsteps.

Cotton confirmed in a statement to The Sun on Monday that she was leaving Celebrity Juice, writing: “After ten years of complete fun, I have decided to leave Celebrity Juice. It has been a joy to be part of this magnificent show and I wish the team the very best in future series.”

It was recently announced that Willoughby won’t be returning to This Morning this year, with her co-presenter Phillip Schofield confirming the next time the two of them will appear on TV together will be for 2019’s Dancing on Ice.

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