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Holly Willoughby Pregnant: Gino D'Acampo To Be ‘Celebrity Juice' Team Captain During Presenter's Maternity Leave

16/09/2014 11:45 BST | Updated 16/09/2014 11:59 BST

Gino D’Acampo will take over the role of team captain on ‘Celebrity Juice’, when Holly Willoughby begins her maternity leave.

The ‘This Morning’ presenter has already filmed the first episode of the new series, which airs later this month, however, from the second episode onwards, Gino will be in charge.

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Gino and Keith

The Italian, who is a frequent guest on the show, will be joined by rival team captain Fearne Cotton and presenter Keith Lemon.

Keith has shared his joy at welcoming Gino to the show on a slightly more permanent basis, stating: “Looking forward to having me old pal from Sheffield cover for Holly whilst she's sprouting.

“I don't know how he's gonna keep up that fake Italian accent for a whole series but it's gonna be fantastico! As Gino says, or when he's out of character 'reet good'!”

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Holly Willoughby

According to reports, Gino may not have been the first choice for bosses, who were apparently hoping Michelle Keegan would join the show.

Despite the fact she’s officially signed off from ‘Celebrity Juice’, Holly still presents ‘This Morning’ and she’s previously stated that she plans to front the show until the day she goes into labour.

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