Holly Willoughby Placed Under Police Guard Amidst Kidnapping Threat

Holly Willoughby Placed Under Police Guard Amidst Kidnapping Threat

Holly Willoughby Placed Under Police Guard Amidst Kidnapping Threat

Holly Willoughby, the 42-year-old presenter, found herself at the center of a disturbing kidnapping plot, leading to her withdrawal from the October 4 episode of “This Morning.”

This unsettling incident prompted the deployment of police officers outside her residence, where she lives with her husband and three children.

Threatening Messages Unveiled:

The alarming situation unfolded when the authorities arrested a 32-year-old man on Wednesday evening.

Law enforcement reportedly discovered “sinister messages” containing threats to “seriously harm” the ITV star.

Holly Willoughby, unaware of the threat, was subsequently placed under police protection.

Police Presence at Suspect’s Residence:

The suspect, who had no known connection to Holly, was taken into police custody.

A marked police car remained stationed outside his flat as a precautionary measure.

Witnesses in Harlow, Essex, reported seeing the man being led away “in handcuffs” around 9 pm. Additionally, a “forensics van” was observed at the scene.

Holly’s Shock and Withdrawal:

Sources close to Holly revealed that she was “shocked and distraught” upon learning of the threat.

In light of the situation, it was decided that she should not appear on “This Morning.” Last-minute arrangements saw Alison Hammond stepping in to co-host the show alongside Josie Gibson.

Alison Hammond’s Impromptu Appearance:

Josie Gibson introduced the show with the announcement: “Look who’s joined me, it’s the one and only Alison Hammond!”

Alison responded humorously, saying, “I hope you don’t mind, I got a little bit jealous of you and Holly, and you were talking about being blonde, and I thought I’ve got to shake this up a bit, I’m getting in there.”

Viewers Express Concern:

Holly’s absence from the show did not go unnoticed by viewers.

Many took to social media platforms, including Twitter, to inquire about her absence and express their concerns.

Questions and comments flooded in, with fans wondering about the reason behind her sudden withdrawal.


The incident remains under investigation, with law enforcement treating it as a credible conspiracy to kidnap Holly Willoughby.

The situation serves as a stark reminder of the potential risks faced by public figures in the media industry. Daily Star has reached out to Essex Police for further comments on the matter.

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