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04 Mar 2015

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY TO RETURN TO THE CELEBRITY JUICE PANEL

HOLLY WILLOUGHBY TO RETURN TO THE CELEBRITY JUICE PANEL

Holly Willoughby returns to the award winning series after her maternity leave

Holly ‘Willoughbooby’ Willoughby is set to return to multi award-winning Celebrity Juice as team captain after taking a series break for maternity leave to have her third baby. Celebrity Juice will be back on ITV 2 for its 13th series this March.

Holly’s seat was kept warm in series 12, which aired in autumn 2014, by Gino D’Acampo. Gino is also set to return to the Juice family as a series regular. Fearne Cotton will also be back as Holly’s rival team captain.

As the most absurd and entertaining of comedy panel shows, Celebrity Juice, will once again see the two team captains, supported by a host of celebrity guests, fight it out to see who knows the most about this week’s celebrity news. Irrepressible host, Keith Lemon, will preside over activities which will include the usual amusing and chaotic challenges.   

Holly Willoughby commented: “I’m so excited to be back and I cannot wait to see the whole Celebrity Juice gang again. Strangely, I’ve missed that strawberry blond man and it’s great that Gino is staying too – it’s going to be fun!”

Gino D’Acampo added: “It's fantastico to be back for another series of Celebrity Juice.  I can't wait to get started - and this time I'm going to play by Gino's rules…”

Managing Director, Talkback and Celebrity Juice executive producer Leon Wilson says: “We’ve all missed Holly so it’s great to have her back. Gino did a fantastic job covering and we’re glad he’s decided to stick around to complete our Juice family.”

Claire Zolkwer, Commissioning Editor, Comedy Entertainment, ITV added: My favourite dysfunctional ITV2 family are all back together again - bring on the laughs!"

Celebrity Juicecontinues to be ITV2’s highest-rated show, winning audiences of up to 1.7 million viewers for the last series, and is also the highest rated entertainment show across all multi-channels since 2002.

The 10 x 45 minute series is commissioned by Claire Zolkwer and is a Talkback production for ITV2. The series is executive produced by Dan Baldwin and Talkback Managing Director, Leon Wilson. The series producer is Ed Thomas.

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Susan Wilks, 0207 691 6137, susan.wilks@fremantlemediauk.com

Nicola Wilkinson, 020 7861 8127, nicola.wilkinson@fremantlemediauk.com

Awards won:

Celebrity Juicewon the Best Multi Channel Award at the 2015 National Television Award’s as well as a TRIC Award for Best Satellite/Digital TV Programme in 2013 and 2014. The show has previously picked up an RTS Award for Best Entertainment Show as well as another National Television Award for Best Comedy Panel Show.

Notes to Editors:

Talkbackis part of FremantleMedia UK, the UK production arm of FremantleMedia, the global production and content business of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio company.  FremantleMedia UK, comprises of a group of labels, Talkback, Retort, Boundless, Thames, Newman Street and Euston Films, which produce some of the UK’s most successful shows.   The labels are headed up by some of the UK’s leading creative talent including Leon Wilson, Jon Rolph, Patrick Holland, Richard Holloway, Paul Marquess and Kate Harwood.  Across the group the labels provide award winning programming for all major terrestrial, digital channels and digital outlets.  With an unparalleled range of programming including:  The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Juice, Through the Keyhole, Take Me Out, The Apprentice, Four Rooms, Grand Designs, Great British Railway Journeys, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The IT Crowd, QI, Suspects, My Kitchen Rules, Birds of a Feather  - the Group has aired over 325 hours of programming on terrestrial TV in the past 12 months alone.

Currently On Air and in production:

The Keith Lemon Sketch Show, QI, Through the Keyhole, Virtually Famous, Celebrity Juice

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