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Michelle Keegan is favourite to replace Holly Willoughby on Celebrity Juice after she quits

Holly has stepped down from her Team Captain role after 12 years

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Michelle Keegan is favourite to replace Holly Willoughby on Celebrity Juice after her decision to quit.

At the weekend, This Morning host Holly announced she’s stepping away from her role as Team Captain on the ITV2 show.

Now, bookies have predicted Our Girl actress Michelle could take over Holly’s role alongside host Keith Lemon.

Michelle Keegan
Michelle Keegan is favourite to replace Holly Willoughby on Celebrity Juice (Credit: Brett D. Cove / SplashNews.com)

Read more: Holly Willoughby announces she has quit Celebrity Juice

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have placed odds of 4/1 on Michelle joining the show.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes told Mirror Online: “Michelle Keegan’s no stranger to Celebrity Juice and she could soon become a permanent fixture if the latest odds are anything to go by.”

Other stars considered for the role include Scarlett Moffatt at 9/2 and former Team Captain Fearne Cotton, with odds on her returning at 5/1.

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

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

Ent Daily has contacted ITV2 for comment.

Fans were gutted when Holly announced her decision to quit the show.

What did Holly say?

The presenter wrote on Instagram: “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.

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

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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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“It’s never felt like work and always been to me like a night out.

“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.”

Michelle Keegan’s no stranger to Celebrity Juice.

Holly confirmed she would return to the show as a guest.

Meanwhile, it’s looking likely Michelle could end up replacing Holly after quitting her role on BBC’s Our Girl.

Back in January, Michelle said she was stepping down from the role of British Army medic Georgie Lane, which she has played for the past four years.

Michelle quit her role on Our Girl in January (Credit: BBC)

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Michelle steps down from Our Girl

The former Coronation Street star told The Sun that she is now keen to pursue new acting roles.

She also said she’s looking forward to spending more time in the UK after filming in South Africa for the show.

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