Celebrity Juice fans can rejoice! The new series will be returning to our television screens next month. ITV also confirmed that Spice Girls star Mel B will join host Keith Lemon and regular captain Holly Willoughby for this series. "Confirmed: Celebrity Juice returns Thursday 10th October at 10pm on ITV2," show bosses wrote on Twitter. "Join host Keith Lemon as he welcomes new team captain Mel B and returning captain Holly Willoughby for some hilarious fun and games."
Mel, 44, has joined Celebrity Juice as a new team captain, replacing Paddy McGuinness who can't take part due to "scheduling conflicts". The singer said in a statement: "I am so happy that I'm going to be part of the Celebrity Juice family and thrilled to be a captain. My mission is to give Keith a run for his money. Watch out. Things are going to get even more crazy."
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Paddy had initially replaced Fearne Cotton, who was on the show for ten years. In December 2018, the presenter shocked fans when she confirmed her departure from Celebrity Juice. A short while later, she opened up about her surprising decision to leave the show, telling Lorraine Kelly that she wanted "shake-up" her life.
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"I did 10 brilliant years there and 20 series and I loved it so, so much and I'll walk away missing the gang massively," she explained at the time. The star added: "I think you need to have change and have a shake-up in life every now and again and take risks and feel a bit scared again. It was the same when I left Radio 1 - I left on a bit of a high and wanted to try something new and have a new adventure. It's very much with that sort of feeling attached to it."
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