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Holly Willoughby 'lined up for dating show'

Holly Willoughby will reportedly front a new programme which sees parents pick a partner for their kids.

Holly Willoughby is reportedly being lined up to front a brand new prime time dating TV show.

The presenter already fronts daytime programme This Morning, alongside Phillip Schofield, as well as Surprise, Surpise, and is involved with panel series Celebrity Juice and Play to the Whistle. It's now been claimed ITV bosses have asked her to shoot a pilot for a new offering called Meet The Parents, which will see mothers and fathers select people who should date their children.

“Holly was an easy pick to host the show and she agreed straight away," an insider told Britain's The Sun newspaper.

"She is already one of ITV’s most well-known faces thanks to This Morning and Celebrity Juice but execs at the channel are keen to make her their Saturday night star.

“The show is still in its early stages and has not yet been commissioned, but everyone agrees it’s a great format."

Holly, 34, will film the debut episode in February (16), after which bosses will decide if the format works and whether they want to go forward with it.

Fans of Saturday night's Take Me Out don't need to worry though; there are apparently no plans to ditch the Paddy McGuinness-fronted series because it does so well in the ratings.

Holly has been married to Dan Baldwin since 2007 and they have three children together. She's previously described him as her dream man, but that didn't stop her revealing what she's historically looked for in a guy.

"My ideal man obviously is my husband, but someone that makes me laugh and is bright," she told The Sun. "Ideally brains and looks would be nice but I don't find beautiful men sexy.

"My idea of a dream date would be to book into a hotel in London and walk round like a tourist, even though I live there. We'd just find a nice bar and then go back to the hotel. My husband loves Whitstable too so we always go down there, eat oysters and sit by the sea."

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