Holly Willoughby caused a stir a last year when she announced that she was going to appear on long-standing cosy crime drama Midsomer Murders.
Holly, 40, subsequently updated This Morning viewers on her experience – here’s everything you need to know about the telly fave’s highly-anticipated cameo.
How did Holly Willoughby end up doing Midsomer Murders?
During their chat, Holly admitted that she was a huge fan of the show and has seen “every episode”.
Neil then said: “We’ve all had a big talk about who we want to appear and we’ve decided we want Holly Willoughby to appear in an episode of Midsomer Murders very soon.
“I’ve been speaking to people upstairs and they’ve been speaking to your people.”
Neil offered Holly a role on the show.
“Aw guys!” Holly gushed. “I mean, you’re going to have to kill me off really quickly because I’m terrible at acting.”
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Holly’s excitement overdrive on Midsomer Murders set
Fast forward a few months, and Neil made good on his promise.
Shocking everyone, Holly shared a snap on Instagram from the set.
Holding a clipboard, a beaming she said: “Today is the day… @officialmidsomer… excitement levels off the chart.”
Holly Willoughby’s Midsomer Murders blunder
Holly updated fans on her experience on-set back in June 2021, and revealed that things didn’t go quite as smoothly as she’d hoped.
“It wasn’t take one, put it that way,” she said when asked how it all went.
“Or take two or take 10.
“It was about take 25 when I finally got the words out, but it’s fine…”
“[It was] one line. I had a few scenes, but one line and I couldn’t get it out.”
“They must love you then,” Phil laughed. “Do you think they’ll ask you back?”
“I don’t think so!” Holly replied, chuckling.
However, when Neil and Nick appeared on This Morning later in the year, Neil revealed that Holly actually came to his rescue.
He said: “We’d do a line run and rehearse the scene a bit. We as actors go, ‘Oh Dorothy, what’s her name? Dorothy? What’s my line?’ and all that, and of course Holly just stepped up.”
Holly replied: “That is not necessarily quite true. I forgot my line! You’re being very kind, I was so embarrassed to open my mouth and act because you know I’m not confident with that sort of thing. So to anyone who would listen I said my two lines repeatedly at them over and over.”
Who will Holly play in Midsomer Murders and when will she appear?
So far ITV and Holly have remained tight-lipped as to who she will be playing.
Will she be the victim on Midsomer Murders, or will she open a garden fete?
As soon as we know, we’ll let you know!
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