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Holly Willoughby’s Maternity Leave Replacement Revealed...

Holly Willoughby is set to go on maternity leave shortly. But her seat on the This Morning sofa will be kept warm by a fellow celeb mum

Even though she’s claimed she’ll ‘work up until the labour’, Holly Willoughby, 33, will have to begin her maternity leave at some point.

And it’s been revealed that in her absence silver fox Philip Schofield’s co-host will be Amanda Holden.

Amanda’s reportedly ‘thrilled and excited’ by her new role, according to The Mirror. A source told the newspaper, ‘Amanda is a great fit for the This Morning audience. Her warmth, charisma and down-to-earth attitude mean viewers relate to her.’

And Amanda’s not the only one excited for her stint at This Morning. Philip tweeted that he’s ‘really looking forward to working with lovely @Amanda_Holden again.’

Philip also revealed that Christine Bleakley will be covering some of Holly’s maternity leave, tweeting, ‘And then gorgeous @clbleakley steps in to play for the rest of it. How lucky am I to work with the best ladies on telly.’

Holly was recently snapped at BFF Fearne Cotton’s wedding looking lovely in a cream summer maternity dress and clearly we’re not the only ones who think she’s got her pregnancy style down to a T. Holly was recently named as the most stylish pregnant celebrity, beating Kourtney Kardashian and Kimberley Walsh to the top spot.

We don’t yet know the sex of Holly and Dan’s third child (as the couple themselves have decided not to find out), but we can’t wait to find out whether they add a baby boy or girl to their family of four.

How did you feel about starting your maternity leave? Let us know in the comments box below.

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