HOLLY Willoughby shared a cheeky throwback snap with Keith Lemon as she wished him a happy birthday.
The mum-of-three, 40, quit Keith’s show Celebrity Juice as Team Captain last year leaving him “shocked” and not knowing who to replace her with.
Holly Willoughby shared a cheeky throwback snap with Keith Lemon as she wished him a happy birthday
The comedian admitted feeling down about the news and said it was always hard when someone left the show.
She cited wanting to spend more time with her kids and husband, Dan Baldwin, as her reasons for leaving.
But the This Morning has remained stoically loyal to Keith – aka Leigh Francis – who turned 48 yesterday.
Holly Willoughby quit Celebrity Juice after 12 years on the showCredit: ITV
Holly and Fearne had lots of laughs together on the show
Sharing a snap from their heyday together, Holly said: “Happy birthday gorgeous man… love you! @keithlemon it’s your Birfday!!!! 🍋 🥂💛🍋💛🥂💛🍋🥂💛🍋”
And Keith replied: “Fank you Holly! Love you right back! Miss you xxx”
Meanwhile, Holly — mum to Harry, 11, Belle, nine, and Chester, six — has become one of the UK’s most successful female TV presenters.
Holly with Keith Lemon and Fearne CottonCredit: ITV
Holly said she would miss working with Keith but would return in the future as a guestCredit: Handout
Keith is the stage name of Leigh Francis, who is originally from Leeds, Yorkshire.
He is a stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and voice artist, best known for creating Channel 4’s Bo’ Selecta! and his alter ego Keith Lemon.
He married his wife Jill Carter, a beauty therapist, in 2002 at Allerton Castle, North Yorkshire.
The couple have one daughter, Matilda and live together in North London.