Holly Willoughby reunites with This Morning co-star four months after quitting the ITV show

Holly Willoughby reunited with a This Morning co-star on Wednesday night, four months after leaving the ITV show.

The former host, 42, enjoyed a girls’ night out with Clodagh McKenna, with the chef cooking up a storm for her guests.

Together with two of their other pals, the former colleagues tucked into a chocolate pudding with a side of cherries.

Proving they’re still as close as ever, Clodagh documented their evening on Instagram, writing: Hot chocolate pudding at home with my beautiful girls.’

Re-sharing the photo to her own story, Holly added: ‘Dreamy night, thanks Clodagh.’

Holly Willoughby, 42, reunited with a This Morning co-star on Wednesday night, four months after leaving the ITV show (pictured last week)

Holly Willoughby, 42, reunited with a This Morning co-star on Wednesday night, four months after leaving the ITV show (pictured last week)

The former host enjoyed a girls' night out with Clodagh McKenna, with the chef cooking up a storm for her guests (Clodagh pictured on This Morning in 2021)

The former host enjoyed a girls’ night out with Clodagh McKenna, with the chef cooking up a storm for her guests (Clodagh pictured on This Morning in 2021)

Holly resigned from This Morning in October last year when she became the subject of a terrifying kidnapping plot.

Meanwhile, Clodagh is a resident chef on the ITV show, regularly appearing in the cooking segments with Holly.

It comes as Holly could be set to continue her TV career in America after leaving This Morning last year when she became the subject of a terrifying kidnapping plot.

Now a ‘free agent’ for the first time in her career, she is eager to explore opportunities across the pond and draw a line under her domestic problems.

After her ‘year from hell’, which saw her embroiled in Phillip Schofield’s controversial This Morning exit and becoming the subject of the kidnapping plot, Holly could be ready to continue her TV career in America.

It’s a scenario that seemed highly unlikely just 18 months ago, when the popular Holly was locked in a contract battle between ITV and the BBC.

Yet now a ‘free agent’ for the first time in her career, she is keen to explore opportunities across the pond and draw a line under her domestic problems.

It is a prospect she is ‘excited’ about, even though discussions are still at a relatively early stage.

Together with two of their other pals, the ex-colleagues tucked into a chocolate pudding with a side of cherries

Together with two of their other pals, the ex-colleagues tucked into a chocolate pudding with a side of cherries

Holly quit This Morning in October last year when she became the subject of a terrifying kidnapping plot while Clodagh is a resident chef on the ITV show

Holly quit This Morning in October last year when she became the subject of a terrifying kidnapping plot while Clodagh is a resident chef on the ITV show

With her three children settled at school and her husband Dan Baldwin running a highly successful TV production firm, a switch Stateside would be a seismic move for all involved, of which she is only too aware.

But for now, the Dancing On Ice host feels it can’t hurt to see what’s out there and find out if she can follow in the footsteps of fellow Brits James Corden and Cat Deeley by landing lucrative TV work across the pond to get.

A source said: ‘Holly has had an incredibly difficult year, it’s really taken it out of her.

‘She thought long and hard about returning to Dancing On Ice and it turned out to be the right decision, it got her back into the groove.

‘Job opportunities in America have always been in the back of her mind, but due to circumstances it has now become a real reality and she is excited about it.

“Discussions are happening and she’s in no rush to take on any roles, but if there’s a presenting gig she feels passionate about Stateside, she now has the freedom to explore it.”

Holly quit This Morning after 14 years in October following Phillip’s sacking from the broadcaster.

It comes as Holly could be set to continue her TV career in America after leaving This Morning last year when she became the subject of a terrifying kidnapping plot.

It comes as Holly could be set to continue her TV career in America after leaving This Morning last year when she became the subject of a terrifying kidnapping plot.

Now a 'free agent' for the first time in her career, she's eager to explore opportunities across the pond and draw a line under her domestic woes

Now a ‘free agent’ for the first time in her career, she’s eager to explore opportunities across the pond and draw a line under her domestic woes

He left the show after admitting to having an affair with a younger colleague and lying to his co-star when asked about the growing speculation.

After returning to the ITV show without him, Holly was mocked for the statement she made when she addressed the nation and asked if viewers were ‘okay’ after the revelation.

She then faced a further setback when a man was arrested for an alleged plot to kidnap and kill her, leaving her terrified.

According to reports, she was too scared to leave her home after Gavin Plumb was charged with the crime, forcing her off the air for months.

She debated whether to host Dancing On Ice with new co-host Stephen Mulhern, and finally decided to return to work in the New Year.

But it could be the last UK show she hosts before heading to America with sources close to Holly saying it is the first time in her career that she is a ‘free agent’ and looking for new prospects.

A source told the Sun on Sunday that she was meeting with ‘American bigwigs’, including bosses at streaming platform Disney+.

The Dancing On Ice host feels there's no harm in seeing what's out there and discovering if she can follow in the footsteps of Cat Deeley (pictured) by landing TV work in America

The Dancing On Ice host feels there’s no harm in seeing what’s out there and discovering if she can follow in the footsteps of Cat Deeley (pictured) by landing TV work in America

James hosted the American talk show The Late Late Show from 2015 to 2023, establishing himself as an A-list star in the United States (pictured in November)

James hosted the American talk show The Late Late Show from 2015 to 2023, establishing himself as an A-list star in the United States (pictured in November)

Holly quit This Morning after 14 years in October following Phillip Schofield's sacking from the broadcaster (pictured in May)

Holly quit This Morning after 14 years in October following Phillip Schofield’s sacking from the broadcaster (pictured in May)

They explained: ‘Holly is a free agent and for the first time in years she is free to be courted by these major streaming platforms.

“A number of American networks and production companies have been interested in her for some time and she has attracted the attention of some major brands.”

Holly won’t be the first British star to crack America.

TV presenter Cat spent 14 years in Hollywood after becoming an award-winning host of So You Think You Can Dance.

Meanwhile, James hosted the American talk show The Late Late Show from 2015 to 2023, establishing himself as an A-list star in the United States.