PUBLISHED: 15:57, Sun, May 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:40, Sun, May 3, 2020
This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby has announced she’s leaving late-night panel show Celebrity Juice. She has been a firm fixture on the cheeky, late-night ITV2 series hosted by Keith Lemon since its inception in 2008. However, the Dancing on Ice host has said she’s departing from the show after 12 years.
In a touching tribute, Holly posted a collage of images from over the years with Keith Lemon comedian Leigh Francis to her 6.6 million Instagram followers.
Along with the snap, she wrote: “Thank you @celebjuiceofficial for 12 years of fantastic chaos... I can’t quite believe what we’ve done and how quick that time has gone.
“Thank you to you all for watching..we’ve always had the loudest and best audiences.
“Also a huge thank you to @itv2 for believing in the show in the first place and for all of your support...
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Holly Willoughby has announced she's quit Celebrity Juice (Image: ITV)
Holly Willoughby paid tribute to Celebrity Juice host Keith Lemon (Image: ITV)
“Over the years the production team has changed, however to anyone lucky enough to have worked on the show, they will know that we really do have the best time, it’s never felt like work and always been to me like a night out...
“Thank you for all your ingenious ideas and hard work... all good things must come to an end and nothing lasts forever...
“It’s time for me to hand over my team captain seat to some lucky lucky person... whoever that is, know you are about to get one of the best jobs in telly working with one of comedies finest... @keithlemon ...
“Where to begin... I remember starting this journey with you and saying ‘I think this might work’... my goodness me it did... three friends, you me and @fearnecotton ... and that is what is at the heart of it.. friendship... I love the bones of you Lemon!
Holly Willoughby has been part of Celebrity Juice for 12 years (Image: ITV)
Holly Willoughby was team captain on Celebrity Juice since 2008 (Image: ITV)
“Thank you for making me laugh for twelve years... I’ll be back as a guest and just to make sure someone is keeping you in check... if I don’t see you through a week or next week or the week