Holly Willoughby announced her departure from This Morning in a shocking statement last month, but her former colleague Dr Ranj Singh has suggested she may return to the show shortly.
The 42-year-old host left the ITV daytime show after 14 years, saying it was a “difficult goodbye,” but that she wanted to prioritise her family.
However, a return to the small screen might be on the way, according to Dr Ranj, who formerly served as a medical expert on the weekday show.
‘Of course she [Holly] will come back to TV, she’s too good not to,’ he shared.
He added to Closer: ‘I don’t know where or what show, but she’s so good at it, it would be a shame for her to back away completely.’
Perhaps she will continue to host Dancing on Ice, which initially aired in 2006. She co-hosted the skating competition with Phillip Schofield, 61, who abruptly left This Morning after confessing to lying about a romance with a teenage colleague at the broadcaster.
Stephen Mulhern has previously stated that he is in negotiations with the broadcaster to be a Dancing On Ice co-host after having a ‘wonderful time’ standing in for Phillip while he was recovering from Covid.
‘We are talking about it,’ he explained to the Daily Mail. ‘But I promise you now that nothing is confirmed but if it happens, it will be absolutely amazing… if it doesn’t, look, it doesn’t. I promise you I would tell you if we had it confirmed at this point.’
Dr. Ranj, 44, also said that he called Holly to make sure she was okay.
‘I messaged Holly just to check she was okay. Everything that’s happened with her has been really tough. We all reached out and just want to make sure she’s all right. She replied and she’s good.’
He continued: ‘Obviously it’s a really difficult place for her to be in and she made a really difficult decision, but the kind thing to do is to reach out and just check in.’
In order to keep the programme running, This Morning has invited a number of presenters to take Holly’s position on the sofa.
Cat Deeley co-hosted Monday’s programme with Rylan Clark, and the duo brought back SMTV: Live’s Wonkey Donkey as an added bonus during Spin To Win, and it was just as wild as we remembered.