Holly has written her first book (Credits: Ken McKay/ITV/REX)
Holly Willoughby has announced her first book as she finally revealed why she’s been missing from This Morning.
The 40-year-old star took an extended Easter break to work on a ‘secret project’ – with Rochelle Humes stepping in alongside Phillip Schofield – and now she’s officially confirmed her book Reflections.
In a series of tweets, she wrote: ‘This is a message I’ve been looking forward to sending… I’ve been working on a very special project – a book! Writing is such a personal process and between these pages you will find many little pieces of me.
‘The book is called Reflections and is essentially thoughts and musings from me on inner and outer beauty.
‘We live in a world where so much is about how we present ourselves on the outside and there is fun to be had here but true beauty comes from within.
‘There is an alignment that needs to happen and finding that balance hasn’t always felt so easy.
‘Now, I’m finally at a point in my life where I can see a little more clearly and I want to share my truths in the hope that maybe they’ll help you too.’
Holly opened up on her goals for the book, and how she wants her fans to use it as a spark of inspiration for everything from makeup tips to sexuality.
‘This book is my celebration of how inner and outer beauty can work together in perfect harmony,’ she continued.
‘I hope this book will start conversations, whether they’re about how to find your signature lipstick, reclaim your sexuality, or treat yourself more kindly… ultimately, what it means to feel beautiful, confident, complete.’
Some fans had speculated her absence could have been related to her upcoming appearance in Midsomer Murders, which doesn’t seem to be the case just yet.
The book – which drops on October 28 – is available for pre-order now, and Holly admitted she’s ‘nervous’ about getting the project out there in the world.
She added: ‘I can’t wait to share it with you all and yet can’t help but feel nervous at the same time. I think the more important something is… the scarier it feels… deep breath… I hope you enjoy it, Holly’.
A few weeks ago, Holly was seen squealing with joy on This Morning when Midsomer stars Neil Dudgeon and Nick Hendrix made an appearance from the set of the latest series.
As Phillip teased there was something she didn’t know, Neil stepped in and told her: ‘We’ve all had a big talk about who we want to appear on Midsomer, and we 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.
‘Holly please, I am emboldened here to offer you a role in Midsomer Murders.’