Holly Willoughby reveals new career move

We didn't see this one coming

Holly Willoughby

by Georgie Holland |
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It looks like Holly Willoughby will put on her acting shoes very soon after landing a guest role in an upcoming episode of Midsomer Murders.

As a huge fan of the programme, Holly was surprised live on This Morning after stars of the show asker her to appear in the detective drama - and, of course, Phillip Schofield was in on the bombshell.

As the show's stars Neil Dudgeon and Nick Hendrix appeared on the daytime TV show last week, they revealed, "We have all had a big talk about who we want to appear on Midsomer and we have decided that we want Holly Willoughby to appear in an episode of Midsomer Murders very soon."

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Neil, who plays DCI John Barnaby, continued, "I have been speaking to people upstairs and they have been speaking to your people, but Holly please I am emboldened here to offer you a role in Midsomer Murders."

Holly, clearly shocked by the proposal, exclaimed "that's amazing", before fangirling over the series, saying, "Yes! Of course I say yes. I have seen every single episode since it started way back when. Are you serious?"

Check out: everything Holly Willoughby is wearing on This Morning and where you can buy high street dupes


Holly Willoughby: All her clothes from This Morning and where to get it cheaper on the high street

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Today Holly has opted for a smart casual look. She's wearing a blue floral ruffle top, black trousers and black heels. What we're loving about this outfit is that you can dress it up with heels like Holly, or keep it casual with trainers. Holly's outfit costs more than £150 but we've found a high street dupe...What Holly is wearing:Ditsy floral contrast broderie ruffle blouse, Warehouse, £69.Clara trousers, Sezane, £95.**Where you can get Holly's look for less on the high street:**From New Look you can recreate Holly's entire outfit for less than £40...

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It's Wednesday and again Holly has opted for a smart/casual outfit. She's paired a white shirt, green midi skirt and nude heels together. Again this is a great outfit if you're heading into the office or going out for lunch with the girls. Holly's outfit is on the pricer side, so we've found a similar look that'll save you some cash...What Holly is wearing:Pure Collection linen shirt, John Lewis, £85.Suede wrap skirt, Jigsaw, £285.**Where you can get Holly's look for less on the high street:**From River Island you can copy Holly's style for less than £70...

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It's Thursday and for her final look of the week, Holly is wearing a blue and white floral dress. The This Morning presenter looks gorgeous and we're loving this dress. We're not the biggest fan of the £200+ price though, so we've found a high street dupe.What Holly is wearing:Fellini blue and cream tropical print cotton shirt dress, L.K. Bennett London, £299.**Where you can get Holly's look for less on the high street:**From Forever Unique you can recreate Holly's outfit for less than £60...

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Of course, like any good This Morning surprise, Phillip was plotting behind-the-scenes of the big reveal, telling Holly beforehand, "We had a brief meeting this morning to discuss how we were best to do this and I think we are best to do it right now", before asking Neil and Nick to "Tell my friend here what she doesn’t know".

Clutching her hands to her chest, a moved Holly then joked, "You are going to have to kill me off really quickly because I am terrible at acting", before requesting death by chocolate on the show."

We have faith in you, Holly!

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV and it available to catch up on ITV Hub.

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