Holly Willoughby to host brand new British game show for Netflix

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Holly Willoughby will host a brand new British game show for Netflix.

The Dancing on Ice star is joining forces with naturalist Bear Grylls for Bear Hunt, a new reality format taking place in a Central American jungle.

Bear Hunt will involve a crop of brave celebrities being hunted by Bear in the jungle and eliminated one by one until only the strongest survive.

The streaming service has teased on Twitter / X: "Bear Hunt – a new action-packed competition show where a group of unlikely British celebrities are dropped into the Central American jungle as prey for one of the world's most fearsome predators... Bear Grylls."

The series will premiere on the streaming service next year, with more information on the celebrity cast to follow.

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Holly is no stranger to the jungle, having stood in for a series as a co-presenter on I'm a Celebrity in the Aussie outback alongside Declan Donnelly a few years ago.

Bear Hunt is the first new TV project for Holly since she announced last October that she would be standing down from This Morning following months of controversy.

"I have let ITV know today that after 14 years, I will not be returning to This Morning," she wrote in an Instagram statement. "To everyone who has ever worked on the show over the years, thank you so much. This is such a difficult goodbye, you are incredible and I forever will be proud of what we've done together. Thank you to everyone at ITV for being supportive.

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"To every guest who has sat on our sofa, thank you. Most of all, thank you to the wonderful viewers. You've been so loyal, so supportive and the very best company every day."

Holly has since made her TV comeback alongside Stephen Mulhern earlier this year for the latest series of Dancing on Ice, which concluded this past weekend. ITV has confirmed the show will return next year.

Bear Hunt will premiere on Netflix in 2025. Dancing on Ice airs on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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