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Amanda Holden to replace Holly Willoughby on Celebrity Juice?

Holly was a team captain on the show for 12 years

Amanda Holden has said she would love to join the Celebrity Juice panel after Holly Willoughby quit.

Last weekend, Holly announced she was leaving the ITV2 comedy panel show after 12 years of being a team captain.

Amanda has admitted she’s not keen on the long filming hours so would think twice about joining the show.

Amanda Holden
Amanda Holden has said she would love to join the Celebrity Juice panel (Credit: Brett D. Cove / SplashNews.com)

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Amanda to do Celebrity Juice?

Speaking to the Huff Post, Amanda said: “I would love it, but it is hard work because they film for blinking hours. I remember when I filled in for Holly, I was like ‘Yeah! I’ll come and do that.’

“But obviously I do Heart Breakfast, which I get up for at 5.30am.

Holly Willoughby on Celebrity Juice
Holly Willoughby has quit Celebrity Juice after 12 years (Credit: ITV2)

“They film it over in Elstree and I’m not joking, it takes about four hours and they don’t finish until really late. So I would say yes, I’d love to, but it takes too long!”

Amanda added that she thinks it’s “better to watch someone who is straighter doing things out of their comfort zone” like Holly.

But obviously I do Heart Breakfast, which I get up for at 5.30am.

She said “everyone knows” she’s “up for anything, so it’s not funny”.

Holly recently announced her decision to step away from the show.

The This Morning presenter said on Instagram: “Thank you @celebjuiceofficial for 12 years of fantastic chaos…

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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…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! 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 after… know you are always in my heart… ❤️

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“I can’t quite believe what we’ve done and how quick that time has gone.

“To anyone lucky enough to have worked on the show, they will know that we really do have the best time.”

She added: “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.”

There have been a string of names put forward to possibly take Holly’s place on the show.

Michelle Keegan has said she isn’t replacing Holly (Credit: Brett D. Cove / SplashNews.com)

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Actress Michelle Keegan was a favourite however she recently denied the rumours on The One Show.

Emma Bunton, Gemma Collins, Rylan Clark-Neal, Eamonn Holmes, Kelly Brook and Scarlett Moffatt are other names being considered.

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