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Holly gets her dream cameo

TV presenter Holly Willoughby landed her dream role in a Miss Marple drama -- as a birthday present.

The This Morning host was given the part because she is a huge fan of the Agatha Christie whodunnits.

"It's been a lifelong ambition for me to appear in one of the Marple films as I've been a fan for years," said Holly.

The presenter, who also hosts Dancing On Ice, plays 17th century witch Goody Carne who pops up in the film when Miss Marple -- played by Julia McKenzie -- attends a ritual "burning" in her memory.

The film, called The Pale Horse, features a number of other well known-figures in the cast, including former Neighbours actress and charts singer Holly Valance and Young Ones star Nigel Planer.