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Holly Willoughby set for post-This Morning Netflix show with Bear Grylls

Holly Willoughby
Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby has announced her first new TV project since quitting ITV's This Morning last October.

The presenter is set to star alongside TV survival expert Bear Grylls in a jungle-based celebrity reality show on streaming service Netflix.

Willoughby ended her 14-year stint on This Morning after a man was charged with soliciting to commit murder over an alleged plot to kidnap her.

At the time, she said she was quitting the programme "for me and my family".

Netflix announced Willoughby's new role at a launch event on Thursday, revealing the series has the working title Bear Hunt and is due to be shown on the platform in 2025.

It described the programme as an "action-packed competition show where a group of unlikely British celebrities are dropped into the Central American jungle as prey for one of the world's most fearsome predators... Bear Grylls".

The series will be hosted by Willoughby and is set to be filmed in Costa Rica.

Willoughby has continued to host ITV's Dancing on Ice despite her high-profile departure from This Morning - ending speculation she may sever ties with the broadcaster altogether.

The award-winning This Morning had become engulfed in scandal after co-host Phillip Schofield admitted lying to cover up an affair with a younger colleague.