Emily Atack and Laura Whitmore to star in Celebrity Juice
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 August 2020
Emily Atack and Laura Whitmore will replace Holly Willoughby and Mel B on 'Celebrity Juice', when the show returns later this year
Emily Atack and Laura Whitmore will replace Holly Willoughby and Mel B on 'Celebrity Juice'.
Holly, 39, quit the comedy panel show in May after "12 years of fantastic chaos" and fellow team captain Mel B later left the show, leaving ITV and host Keith Lemon, 45, with two positions to fill.
A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "The show definitely needed a bit of a shake-up and bosses hope Emily and Laura can do that. It's one of ITV's biggest brands and there's still lots of fun to be had with it.
"Keith can't wait to ¬initiate the new team captains into the show and there are plenty of surprises lined up for viewers."
Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Emily, 30, has earned £500,000 since appearing on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'
The actress – who was runner-up on the 2018 series, with Harry Redknapp crowned King of the Jungle – is said to have made a six-figure profit through her performing arts firm Twin Soul.
The profit was revealed in the first trading accounts for her company, which she established in January 2019.
This amounted to more than £101,000 after assets – including cash at around £96,900 – offset against bills due at £8,258.
And it's thought the star could have made even more cash.
An insider said: "Emily has had lots of success since leaving the jungle and her career continues to go from strength to strength.
"Last year was phenomenal and this year is shaping up to be even better with her own sketch show on ITV2 coming up and then on to her live comedy tour next year."
Emily also earns media fees for appearance and performance dates, while her deals with In The Style and Walkers crisps have contributed to her big payday, with the latter bringing in around £200,000.
Her In The Style clothing range is thought to have earned her £500,000, with £40,000 coming from her 'I'm A Celebrity' run.