Holly Willoughby is flooded with birthday messages from pals Christine Lampard, Emma Bunton and Alison Hammond after returning to TV following kidnap hell

Holly Willoughby was flooded with lots of birthday messages from her celeb pals on Saturday as she celebrated turning 43. 

Taking to her Instagram the former host, proceeded to repost snaps her famous pals had tagged her in and some of the snaps included the likes of Spice Girl Emma Bunton and All Saints’ Nicole Appleton.

Emma, 48, posted a selfie of herself and Holly alongside comedian Michael McIntyre and captioned the snap with: ‘Happy birthday my beautiful friend.’

Meanwhile, Nicole, 49, shared a snap of her and Holly on a night out captioning it with ‘Love you.’

Model Abbey Clancy also showed her love for the TV presenter by posting a fun snap of them partying at a festival together.

Holly Willoughby was flooded with lots of birthday messages from her celeb pals on Saturday as she celebrated turning 43

The beauty wrote: ‘Love you birthday girl’

Holly’s former This Morning co-host Alison Hammond also uploaded a glam black and white snap of the both of them.

Meanwhile, Holly’s sister Kelly also made sure to wish her a big happy birthday as she shared a sweet childhood photo.

She captioned the sweet snap with ‘Happy, happy birthday my darling Holly Dolly. Love you more than a Tommy’s Margarita … can’t say it any clearer than that! Have the best day.’

It comes after Holly made her first public appearance in months as she hosted a charity gala on Friday.

The Dancing On Ice host, who took an extended break from screens last year, appeared to have a ball at the Great Ormond Street Hospital dinner.

And it appears Holly will be making a comeback as Rylan Clark revealed the duo have teamed up for a secret project.

Taking to Instagram, Rylan posted a snap of them both and captioned the snap with ‘Coming soon…’.

Taking to her Instagram the former host, proceeded to repost snaps her famous pals had tagged her in

Taking to her Instagram the former host, proceeded to repost snaps her famous pals had tagged her in

Some of the snaps included the likes of Spice Girl Emma Bunton and All Saints ' Nicole Appleton

Some of the snaps included the likes of Spice Girl Emma Bunton and All Saints ‘ Nicole Appleton

Model Abbey Clancy also showed her love for the TV presenter by posting a fun snap of them partying at a festival together

Model Abbey Clancy also showed her love for the TV presenter by posting a fun snap of them partying at a festival together

Meanwhile, Nicole, 49, shared a snap of her and Holly on a night out captioning it with 'Love you.'

Meanwhile, Nicole, 49, shared a snap of her and Holly on a night out captioning it with ‘Love you.’

Leigh Francis, also known as Keith Lemon, 50, took up the chance to wish Holly a happy birthday

Leigh Francis, also known as Keith Lemon, 50, took up the chance to wish Holly a happy birthday

Holly's former This Morning co-host Alison Hammond also uploaded a glam black and white snap of the both of them

Holly’s former This Morning co-host Alison Hammond also uploaded a glam black and white snap of the both of them

Journalist Kate Thornton, 51, also posted a fun snap of Holly and herself at a costume party

Journalist Kate Thornton, 51, also posted a fun snap of Holly and herself at a costume party

Meanwhile another one of Holly's pals posted a sweet young picture of her

Meanwhile another one of Holly’s pals posted a sweet young picture of her

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Rylan said: ‘All I can say is me and Holly have done something and you’ll find out what it is very soon!

‘Put it this way, we’re not doing a show together but all will become clear…’ he added.

It comes as Holly could be set to continue her TV career in America after leaving This Morning last year when she became the subject of a terrifying kidnap plot. 

For the first time in her career she’s now a ‘free agent’ and is keen to explore opportunities across the pond and draw a line under her domestic troubles.

Following her ‘year from hell’, which saw her embroiled in Phillip Schofield’s controversial This Morning exit and become the subject of the kidnap plot, Holly could be set to continue her TV career in America. 

It’s a scenario that seemed highly unlikely just 18 months ago, when in-demand Holly was locked in a contract battle between ITV and the BBC.

Yet for the first time in her career she’s now a ‘free agent’ and is keen to explore opportunities across the pond and draw a line under her domestic troubles. 

It comes as Holly could be set to continue her TV career in America after leaving This Morning last year when she became the subject of a terrifying kidnap plot

It comes as Holly could be set to continue her TV career in America after leaving This Morning last year when she became the subject of a terrifying kidnap plot 

For the first time in her career she's now a 'free agent' and is keen to explore opportunities across the pond and draw a line under her domestic troubles

For the first time in her career she’s now a ‘free agent’ and is keen to explore opportunities across the pond and draw a line under her domestic troubles 

It’s a prospect she’s ‘excited’ about, even though discussions are still at a relatively early stage. 

Given her three children are settled at school and her husband Dan Baldwin fronts a highly successful TV production firm, a switch Stateside would be a seismic move for all concerned, which she’s only too aware of.

But currently the Dancing On Ice host feels there’s no harm in seeing what’s out there and discovering whether she can follow in the footsteps of fellow Britons James Corden and Cat Deeley by landing lucrative TV jobs across the pond.

A source said: ‘Holly’s had an incredibly tough year, it’s really taken it out of her.

‘She thought long and hard about returning for Dancing On Ice and it’s proved to be the correct decision, it’s got her back in the groove again. 

‘Jobs in America have always been at the back of her mind but due to circumstance, now they’ve become a genuine reality and she’s excited by that.

‘Discussions are taking place and she’s in no rush to take on any roles, but if there is a presenting gig she feels passionate about Stateside, she has the freedom now to explore it.’

Holly quit This Morning after 14 years in October following Phillip’s sacking from the broadcaster.

The comeback comes after Holly quit This Morning after 14 years in October following Phillip Schofield's sacking from the broadcaster (pictured in May)

The comeback comes after Holly quit This Morning after 14 years in October following Phillip Schofield’s sacking from the broadcaster (pictured in May) 

He left the show after admitting to an affair with a younger colleague and lying to his co-star when questioned about the mounting speculation.

After she returned to the ITV programme without him, Holly was mocked for the statement she made addressing the nation, asking whether viewers were ‘okay’ following the revelation.

She then faced a further setback as a man was arrested for an alleged plot to kidnap and murder her, leaving her terrified. 

According to reports, she was too afraid to leave her house after Gavin Plumb was charged for the crime, forcing her off-air for months. 

She deliberated over whether to present Dancing On Ice with new co-host Stephen Mulhern, finally deciding to return to work in the New Year.

But it could be the last UK show she presents before going to America with sources close to Holly saying it is the first time in her career she’s a ‘free agent’ and looking for new prospects.

A source told the Sun on Sunday said that she is meeting with ‘US bigwigs’ including bosses at streaming platform Disney+.

They explained: ‘Holly’s a free agent and for the first time in years she’s free to be courted by these huge streaming platforms.

‘A number of US networks and production companies have been interested in her for a while and she’s caught the attention of some major brands.’

Holly won’t be the first British star to crack America.

TV presenter Cat spent 14 years in Hollywood after becoming an award-winning host for So You Think You Can Dance.

Meanwhile, James hosted American talk show The Late Late Show from 2015 until 2023, establishing himself as an A-list star in the States.

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