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Amanda Holden "would love" to join Celebrity Juice

Amanda Holden
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Amanda Holden admits she would "love" to replace Holly Willoughby on Celebrity Juice but fears it is incompatible with her breakfast radio show.

Amanda Holden has admitted that she would jump at the chance to join Celebrity Juice as a new team captain.

The long-running ITV2 panel show has a vacancy after Holly Willoughby announced her decision to quit after 12 years due to a desire to spend more time with her family.

Holden has appeared on the panel multiple times - including as a stand-in for Willoughby - but thinks that her breakfast radio show, coupled with her inability to play "goodie-goodie", makes joining the show full-time a no-go.

"I would love it, but it is hard work because they film for blinking hours," the 49-year old told Huff Post UK. "I remember when I filled in for Holly, I was like 'Yeah! I'll come and do that'. But obviously I do Heart Breakfast, which I get up for at 5.30am.

"They film it over in Elstree and I'm not joking, it takes about four hours and they don't finish until really late. So I would say yes, I'd love to, but it takes too long."

She added: "I know Holly is not goodie-goodie by any means, but that's what she plays, and I always think it's better to watch someone who is straighter doing things out of their comfort zone. Everyone knows I'm up for anything, so it's not as funny."

Other names in the frame for the role include Emily Atack, Rylan Clark-Neal and former captain Fearne Cotton.


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