Celebrity Juice will bring back Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton for the final episode

celebrity juice brings back original team captains Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby for its final episode.

Cotton and Willoughby were the original team captains from the show’s inception in 2008 until 2018 and 2020, respectively. Cotton was replaced by Paddy McGuinness then Mel B until the former the island of love host Laura Whitmore took over in 2020.

Willoughby has been replaced by i am a celebrity former Emily Atack. But the two original captains will now return for Celebrity Juice: The Happy Endingwhich is the last episode of the series and will air on Thursday, December 8.

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Keith Lemon will host the show as usual as several celebrities have been confirmed to take part: Maya Jama, Big Narstie, Chris Ramsey, Will Mellor, Johnny Vegas and Joey Essex.

In a press release, Lemon said, “I’ve said this before, but it was the best party ever. But as always, there comes a time when the party has to end. It’s been the best times and we’re going out with a bang!…. tidy !”

It was announced earlier this year that the ITV show would end. At the time, Lemon said, “I remember doing the first episode thinking wow that was fun!”

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“In the V/O of the opening titles, I said it was the best TV show on TV. Whatever you think, it was definitely the most fun to do.”

Meanwhile, Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality, Acquisitions and Controller of ITV2, ITVBe and CITV said: “It is safe to say celebrity juice will certainly not be soon forgotten.

“We would like to thank the entire Talkback team, and of course Keith and all of our team captains over the years for making Juice the contagious TV hit that it has become.”

Celebrity Juice: The Happy Ending airs Thursday, December 8 at 10 p.m. on ITV2 and ITVX. Celebrity Juice: The Last Hurray airs Thursday, December 15 at 10 p.m. on ITV2 and ITVX.

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