Holly Willoughby ‘excited to be a star of her own right as she films new BBC show

While Holly Willoughby is known for being an ITV favourite hosting This Morning and Dancing On Ice alongside her best friend Phillip Schofield, the presenter has now landed a role for a new show on the BBC.

Fans will see Holly, 40, team up with comedian Lee Mack and Wim 'The Iceman' Hof for the new programme entitled Wim Hof's Superstar Survival, which will see celebrities coming head to head with death-defying challenges.

With this exciting new opportunity, sources tell OK! that Holly is "excited" to have her own show.

"Holly is loving working on the new show and loves the people she’s working with," the source said.

"She of course loves working with Phil, but she’s also a star in her own right and doesn’t have to rely on their partnership."

The source added: "She’s done This Morning for so long and she enjoys it so much, but she’s happy to be adding something different to her schedule too.

"When she did the jungle she found it liberating and loved it more than she ever thought she would. It gave her confidence.

"She’s balancing everything really well, she loves her work and she’s able to juggle her family life and her social life with it really well.”

OK! has approached Holly Willoughby's representatives for comment.

When Holly was first announced to be taking on the new programme with Lee and Wim, she said: "I can't wait to team up with Lee and Wim on this show.

"Lee is a favourite in our house because he's so hilariously funny and I've been a fan of Wim for a long time – he's a genius who's incredibly passionate about helping others."

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She continued: "This show is going to be brilliantly entertaining and you never know… you may find out some things that could help you along the way too."

It comes after Holly set the record straight on the "hurtful rumours" about her leaving This Morning, as she reassured fans she is "not retiring" and will not be leaving the show.

"I feel very lucky to be on that show. The show changes so much, I think that’s the beauty of This Morning," she told Jonathan Ross.

"I’m very lucky to work with Phil. I can’t imagine a world without him being there. It just wouldn’t be the same. The magic of that show is us two together when we’re together."

The star explained further: "I do really love him. I really love him. We’re lucky, we really are. I’ve read those things, too. It hurts sometimes, because it’s so unfair and untrue, so it’s difficult sometimes. We’re just incredibly lucky.

"So no, I’m not retiring, that’s a really long answer."

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