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02nd Jan 2024

Holly Willoughby loses presenter job after show is cancelled

Anna Martin

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Holly Willoughby has been dealt another blow!

Her show, ‘Freeze the Fear’, with Wim Hof, which she hosted alongside Lee Mack has been axed after just one series.

The programme saw eight celebrities set out on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with extreme athlete Wim Hof acting as their guide.

It comes after Holly walked away from her hosting gig on ‘This Morning’ after police learned of an alleged plot to kidnap and murder her.

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Speaking to The Sun a TV insider said: “This bad news caps off what’s been an extremely difficult year for Holly, which has seen her drastically reassess her life and career.

“Having ‘Freeze the Fear’ axed reduces her options and leaves a question mark over where she goes next after leaving her biggest gig as co-host of ‘This Morning’.

“It’s also disappointing for her husband Dan, who runs the production company Hungry Bear that made the show.

“But they’ll be consoled with the fact that this month they’ll be delivering Michael McIntyre’s ‘Big Show’ and ‘Gladiators’ for BBC One.”

It had been rumoured that ‘Freeze the Fear’ wouldn’t be making a comeback since it aired in 2022 and received lacklustre ratings.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 12: Holly Willoughby attends the ITV Palooza 2019 at the Royal Festival Hall on November 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Though it marked the return of Holly to the BBC after almost a decade of working exclusively for ITV, it doesn’t mean we won’t see her on our screens again.

The 42-year-old is teaming up with Stephen Mulhern to host the new season of ‘Dancing On Ice’ on January 14th.

The big news comes after Holly was spotted in public last week for the first time since her exit from ‘This Morning’.

Holly could be seen putting on a brave face as she met family for a Christmas lunch in London.