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Holly Willoughby’s statement in full as presenter QUITS This Morning after 14 years

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Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 10th October 2023

Holly Willoughby has quit This Morning after more than 14 years presenting the show.

The 42-year-old star has been off air for much of the last week after an alleged kidnapping and murder plot came to light.

And now she has confirmed that she won’t be returning to the award-winning ITV show, saying she has taken the decision ‘for me and my family’.

Holly’s heartfelt statement shared this afternoon thanked all the viewers of This Morning, as well as the crew who work on the show and the guests who have joined her on the sofa over the last 14 years.

A man was charged earlier this week with soliciting to commit murder over an alleged plot to kidnap the TV presenter.


It’s been reported that the mum-of-three has been under police protection at her home.

Holly’s statement announcing her departure from This Morning is the first time she has spoken publicly since the alleged kidnapping plot.


Holly Willoughby was perhaps best-known for co-presenting This Morning with Philip Schofield, who also quit the programme earlier this year.

Holly Willoughby’s statement as she quits This Morning

I have let ITV know today that after 14 years, I will not be returning to This Morning.

To everyone who has ever worked on the show over the years, thank you so so much. This is such a difficult goodbye, you are incredible and I forever will be proud of what we’ve done together. Thank you to everyone at ITV for being supportive. To every guest who has sat on our sofa, thank you.


Most of all, thank you to the wonderful viewers. You’ve been so loyal, so supportive and the very best company every day.

Richard and Judy said ‘we only look after this show, it will always belong to the viewers’. It’s been an honour to just be part of it’s story and I know this story has many chapters left to go. Sadly, however. I now feel I have to make this decision for me and my family.

I will miss you all so much.


Featured image: Instagram, @hollywilloughby