Holly Willoughby lands new presenting gig amid This Morning absence ‘Can’t wait’
25th August 2021

ITV September teaser stars Susanna Reid and Holly Willoughby

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Holly Willoughby has been a fan favourite presenting This Morning on ITV alongside Phillip Schofield since 2009. However, she has now landed a new presenting role with comedian Lee Mack. The pair will be hosting the brand-new BBC One show which is set to be released in 2022 alogside extreme athlete Wim Hof.

BBC One and BBC Three will be bringing viewers an all-new entertainment reality show called Wim Hof’s Superstar Survival.

The series will follow a group of soul-searching celebrities as they embark on an adventure of self-improvement and face a unique test of mental strength like no other.

Under the guidance of “extreme athlete” and well-being icon Wim Hof, the celebrities will endure fresh and thrilling reality and high-jeopardy drama and laughs.

The celebrities who face up to the challenge will be tackling wild and death-defying challenges in Europe’s harshest conditions.

Viewers will see a journey of self-discovery in a bid to defeat their demons, from anxiety and insomnia to ongoing health conditions.

The celebrities will all need to dig deep and embrace the sub-zero temperatures that Wim will be taking them to.

Wim Hof earned his nickname ‘The Iceman’ after setting the world record in running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, submerging himself in ice for one hour and 52 mins and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in just his shorts and shoes.

In addition to the main series, BBC One and BBC Three will also be running a sister show which will give viewers a deeper look into the unique challenges the celebrities will face.

Speaking about the show, Holly said: “I can’t wait to team up with Lee and Wim on this show. Lee is a favourite in our house because he’s so hilariously funny.

“[And] I’ve been a fan of Wim for a long time – he’s a genius who’s incredibly passionate about helping others.

“This show is going to be brilliantly entertaining, and you never know…you may find out some things that could help you along the way too.”

Wim explained: “I’ve dedicated my life to discovering how to become happier, healthier and stronger, and anything I can do, you can do too.

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“It’s a dream come true to be making this show with the BBC and share what I’ve learnt with millions of people. 

“I am going to show this group of celebrities that the cold is a doorway to their soul and if they use the power of their mind anything is possible.”

Lee also spoke about his excitement for the show: “My passions in life are Wim Hof, watching ‘This Morning’ in my undies, sub-zero temperatures, looking at celebrities sitting in cold water and free hotels. But trying to find a show that combines these has proved tricky. Finally, I’ve found one.”

Kate Phillips, Director of Entertainment at the BBC said: Wim Hof’s Superstar Survival will put celebrities through their paces like never before. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing how they cope with such extreme challenges under the watchful eye of the ultimate Cold King, Wim Hof. 

“With Lee and Holly guiding us through, and taking it very seriously, of course, it promises to be a very funny, and frosty watch!”

Holly and This Morning co-host Phillip have been away from the show as they enjoy their summer break, whilst Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have stepped in.

This Morning has now provided viewers with an update on Holly and Phil’s return to the say, saying they will be returning to their presenting duties on September 6.

Wim Hof’s Superstar Survival airs on BBC One in 2022.
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