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Holly Willoughby breaks up with Phillip Schofield to film rival show | Television and radio | Show biz & TV

Holly is expected to join Lee Mack and Wim ‘The Iceman’ Hof for the new BBC show, which will see celebrities embark on a journey of self-improvement and face a “unique test of mental toughness like no other”.

The celebrities will take on death-defying challenges in Europe’s harshest conditions in a bid to defeat demons like anxiety and sleeplessness.

While Holly may be leaving Phillip for a few weeks to film the highly anticipated show, she will still be heading back to the UK on weekends to film ITV’s Dancing On Ice with him.

Sources close to the star have claimed responsibility for Holly’s appearance in I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! alongside Declan Donnelly in Ant McPartlin’s absence in 2018 gave her the courage she needed to embark on other solo projects.

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“Holly liked it so much that I’m a celebrity it gave her the confidence to go out on her own and do more mainstream solo TV projects,” a source told The Sun.

“Holly did a great job replacing Ant and was one of the highlights of the show that year.

“She has big career ambitions and is starting the year as she intends to continue.”

They added, “However, she loves This Morning and her on-screen partnership with Phillip, so she’s not going anywhere long term.

Holly has co-hosted This Morning with Phillip since September 2009 after replacing Fern Britton.

She has also featured Dancing On Ice with the 59-year-old on and off since arriving on screens in 2006.

A source said OK! Magazine: “She sure loves working with Phil, but she’s also a star in her own right and doesn’t have to be trusted by their partnership.”

“She’s been doing This Morning for so long and enjoys it so much, but she’s also happy to add something different to her schedule,” they added.