Holly Willoughby joins Ant and Dec at Phillip Schofield's star-studded clay pigeon shoot

Holly Willoughby proved to be a bit of a hot shot as she attended a charity clay pigeon shoot organised by Phillip Schofield and his wife Stephanie on Friday. The mum-of-three joined Philip and his family in one group, while Ant and Dec battled it out in another one of the 25 teams. And despite a bit of friendly rivalry, the gang clearly had great fun as they came together to help raise money for Shooting Star Chase. Holly later shared a photograph showing her and This Morning co-host Phillip laughing around with Ant and Dec as they waited their turn.


Holly Willoughby shared a fun photo taken during the shoot on Instagram

Dec, in particular, enjoyed himself – despite the fact he accidently broke a gun during the shoot. "I don't know how it happened - maybe I'm too strong! But the most important thing is I beat Ant. We were neck and neck until the last stand but I won in the end. Ant isn't very happy about it but I'm over the moon!" he said.

"It's been a brilliant day and everyone's had a laugh, and to be able to raise a few quid for a very worthy cause at the same time is great. The charity is amazing - any parent wouldn't want to use a hospice but the fact that Shooting Star Chase is there if the worst happens is really reassuring."

Ant (pictured) lost out to his TV partner Dec in the last stand 

Following the shoot, which was held at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School, teams were treated to a three-course meal and were able to compete against each another once again in an auction, with lots including a luxury golf break, a private box at Tony Hadley's upcoming Royal Albert Hall performance and a case of vintage wine which was donated by TV star Phillip.

The funds raised at the event - which was sponsored by Red Letter Days - will help Shooting Star Chase care for children with life-limiting conditions, and their families, from diagnosis to end of life with services such as short breaks at the charity's two hospices, therapies and at-home care.

Phillip Schofield organised the event to riase money for Shooting Star Chase

Phillip has been a Patron of the leading children’s hospice charity for over 15 years. "I've known the charity for so long I remember having the plans for one of the hospices on my kitchen table. And if you visit, you realise it's not a place of sadness - it's a place of joy and celebration, and a place of happiness for families in those final hours, days or months," he said.

"It's awful to think anyone has to step through those doors but I'm so grateful the angels that work at Shooting Star Chase are on the other side. The charity do an utterly incredible job and that's why I'm proud to be involved."

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