Holly Willoughby enjoys lunch with pals in London as she prepares to fly to Australia next week for I'm A Celebrity

Over the weekend Scarlett Moffatt confirmed the group were heading Down Under in the next few days and Holly – along with her parents and three children – will be joining them.

The This Morning star is stepping in for Ant McPartlin and will host the news series alongside Declan Donnelly.

She looked chic in a patterned red and black dress which she wore with black leather boots and a blazer.

Holly, 37, enjoyed a meal out at fancy restaurant The Delaunay in Covent Garden before being spotted getting into a taxi to take her home.

The next few weeks are going to be very busy so it’s not surprising she’s taking a break with her friends while she can.

Holly and her family are moving into a plush 5* hotel and will live in the lap of luxury while they're in Australia.

She landed an enormous six figure sum to take over Ant's role, with insiders telling The Sun Online Holly was worth every penny.

A TV source said: “Holly was the first choice to stand in for Ant on the show and the six figure offer reflected how much they wanted to get her on board.

“She’s so popular and she’s got a great relationship with Dec, it was a no brainer.

“Holly’s worth her weight in gold and the fee reflects that.”


Before signing on the dotted line, Holly got Ant’s blessing and said he was fully supportive.

She said last month: “Ant was part of the discussion from the off.

“He’s happy that I’m looking after it until he gets back.”

Joining Holly and her family in Australia will be Dec’s wife Ali Astall and their baby daughter Isla.

This will be the first time Dec will host the hit ITV show with someone other than Ant since it started in 2002.


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