Holly Willoughby returns to spotlight one month after This Morning exit

Holly Willoughby has returned to the spotlight just one month after she left This Morning after 14 years on the ITV daytime show.

The former daytime host, 42, has joined forces with Love Island's Tasha Ghouri and Laura Whitmore for the cause in support of Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day. Until now, the mum-of-three has been keeping a low profile since.

But the blonde bombshell has returned to the public eye to raise funds for children in the UK and around the world to stay safe, healthy and learning. Discussing how important the campaign is, Holly said: “Christmas Jumper Day is a really fabulous way of raising lots of money for Save the Children and it’s so easy to get involved!

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“Simply put on your favourite Christmas jumper on 7th December and donate £2. You don’t even need a new jumper to take part, you can dig out an old knot that you’ve had for years or go to a charity stop and find a cool vintage one.”

This year the charity is urging the nation to celebrate its annual Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser as sustainably as possible by re-using, re-cycling and shopping more consciously. Love Island finalist Tasha Ghouri – who is one of eBay’s pre-loved ambassador – shared her love for the cause.

She added: “I wear my Christmas jumper as much as I can throughout December because I absolutely love Christmas and it gets me in the festive mood. I’m all for sustainable fashion and I love finding unique pieces that have a story behind them.

“I was recently wearing a beautiful vintage dress and a lady came up to me and said it used to be hers in the 90s. I loved that!

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The ITV star added: “The best advice I can give for finding a great second-hand jumper is having patience. You’re not going to find what you want immediately – but keep looking and you’ll spot something you love eventually.”

Former Love Island host Laura Whitmore joined the star-studded line-up and suggested participants try swapping Christmas jumpers with pals to switch up the festive tradition. She explained: “Most of us have a festive jumper somewhere in our wardrobe, and if not, why not borrow one from a friend?

“I’m always letting friends borrow my friends, and they let me borrow theirs in return. I have a lot of things in my wardrobe that ate there for life.

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“Although it’s nice to follow trends, I think it’s really important to have those staple pieces that will last a lifetime – mine is definitely my go-to leather jacket.

“I also get quite nostalgic with clothes: “I remember what I wore on my first date with my husband or what I wore when I auditioned for MTV – and my Christmas jumper always reminds me of all the festive fun I've had with friends and family over the years! There’s a story in every piece of clothing I own.”

To take part in Christmas Jumper Day, get together with friends, family, colleagues or classmates, throw on your favourite sustainable sweater on Thursday 7thDecember, and donate £2 (or £1 for kids) to Save the Children.

All funds raised will help some of the most disadvantaged children across the world, including the UK, get access to food, healthcare and education.

To find out more and sign-up, visit www.christmasjumperday.org.

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