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Tuesday 17 September 2019

Fearne Cotton to leave Celebrity Juice after 10 years of being a panellist

She appeared on the show alongside Keith Lemon and Holly Willoughby.

Fearne Cotton has quit as a panellist on Celebrity Juice after 10 years (John Stillwell/PA)
Fearne Cotton has quit as a panellist on Celebrity Juice after 10 years (John Stillwell/PA)

By Keiran Southern, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

Fearne Cotton has quit as a panellist on Celebrity Juice after 10 years.

The radio and television host had appeared on ITV2’s comedy game show alongside Holly Willoughby and host Keith Lemon for a decade.

But the 37-year-old has decided to call it a day to focus on other projects.

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Fearne Cotton is to leave her post as a panellist on Celebrity Juice (Matt Crossick/PA)

Explaining her decision to leave the show, Cotton told The Sun: “After 10 years of complete fun, I have decided to leave Celebrity Juice.

“It has been a joy to be part of this magnificent show and I wish the team the very best in future series.”

Cotton appeared on 18 out of 20 series, only taking a break in 2013 when she was on maternity leave and was replaced by Kelly Brook.

Lemon said it was the “end of an era” as he thanked Cotton in an Instagram post.

Alongside a montage of pictures of the pair together, he wrote: “End of an era! Gonna miss @fearnecotton Fanks for the fun times. Love you deeply! Good luck with your next chapter! I hope one day we’ll play again. But the show must go on. Me and Holly and a new captain will be back in March for more @celebjuiceofficial”.

In October, mother-of-two Cotton revealed she was too busy to have a social life.

She told Women’s Health magazine: “I used to see my friends every day, but I just can’t fit it in right now.

“If I did I’d be burnt out because my work life is so busy.

“So, I think you do have to lose something. My girlfriends aren’t going anywhere.”

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