It was the week that... Holly’s show Play To The Whis­tle was axed

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The telly fave was dealt a tough blow af­ter rat­ings fell

Holly Wil­loughby was served a dou­ble dose of work blues last week: not only was she read­just­ing to early morn­ings and a busy sched­ule as she re­turned to This Morn­ing af­ter an ex­tended sum­mer break, but it was also an­nounced her ITV com­edy en­ter­tain­ment show Play To The Whis­tle had been axed af­ter three se­ries.

Holly, 36, had hosted the sports-themed pro­gramme since its de­but in 2015 and it reg­u­larly fea­tured team cap­tains in­clud­ing Bradley Walsh and Frank Lam­pard. But even this top line-up wasn’t enough to boost rat­ings. It’s thought the show – which is pro­duced by Holly’s hus­band Dan Bald­win – could re­turn for one-off edi­tions to tie in with sport­ing events such as next year’s foot­ball World Cup.

Un­til then, fans will be de­lighted to see Holly keep her on­go­ing com­mit­ments at ITV, which also in­cludes pre­sent­ing Danc­ing On

Ice along­side Phillip Schofield.

Frank Lam­pard and Bradley Walsh were among the show’s reg­u­lars

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