Holly Willoughby beams on cosy lunch with girlfriends Nicole Appleton and Christine Lampard

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This Morning star Holly Willoughby had a ‘heart full of love and a belly full of fondue’ (jealous) this week as she headed to a cosy lunch with her girlfriends.

The star took some time out to catch up with pals including Nicole Appleton and Christine Lampard, as well as Shiarra Bell and Niki de Metz, for what appeared to be a gorgeously festive lunch.

Wrapped up against the freezing London temperatures, Holly sported a dark turtleneck, while the other women similarly donned cosy sweaters.

Tis the season!

Holly wrote alongside the sweet photo: ‘What a beautiful afternoon… heart full of love and belly full of fondue.’

The star revealed the group had been hosted in quite the venue, adding: ‘Thank you @jimmyspopup for hosting us in one of your magical snow globes…’

Sharing love for her pals who joined her, she noted how much they missed their mate Emma Bunton.

The Baby Spice singer replied: ‘Missed my girls today. So glad you had a fabulous day, see you all really soon. X’

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While her catch-up looked all sorts of heart-warmingly glorious, we have no idea how Holly was able to break away from her adorable new puppy, Bailey.

Bailey is the new addition to Holly’s family, with the presenter bringing the adorable pup to the studio to introduce her to her colleagues and viewers at home.

Holly, who recently returned to air after being ill, and her husband Dan Baldwin recently adopted the 15-week-old puppy and are clearly in love.

The star showed off how well trained Bailey already is – although admitted she’s not exactly had much sleep so far.

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‘I’m delighted to introduce you to the newest member of my family,’ Holly shared. ‘This is Bailey, who has sort of fallen asleep!’

Meanwhile, she shared that Bailey and her cat Bluebell are still getting used to each other, sharing an adorable video of Bluebell warily eyeing up Bailey.


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