Holly Willoughby shares post about ‘blossoming in dark times’ after TV comeback
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 21
TV star Holly Willoughby was in a reflective mood after returning to screens (Picture: Kieron McCarron/ITV/Shutterstock)

has shared a post about ‘flourishing’ in the ‘darkest and most challenging moments’ after on .

The 42-year-old presenter had been away from the nation’s screens for three months after sensationally quitting her daytime hosting role on back in October.

Following this, there was speculation as to whether or not she would return to the ice for ’s reality competition series – but she did, pairing up with , in the wake of Phillip Schofield’s departure.

The new onscreen duo faced a compared to last year’s , although she was by viewers and her This Morning family.

However, ahead of this weekend Holly took to Instagram to share a post from her wellness brand Wylde Moon’s official page, talking about the symbolism behind the moonflower.

Over a picture of two of the flowers in full bloom, it read: ‘The moonflower has become a symbol of blossoming in dark times.

She made her return for Dancing On Ice last weekend after three months off-air and a tough year (Picture: Kieron McCarron/ITV/Shutterstock)

‘These fragrant, white flowers have evolved over millions of years to open only at night and their ethereal, nocturnal beauty is a powerful symbol of how resilience, strength and growth can flourish during the darkest and most challenging moments.’

The TV star shared the post on her personal timeline, according to, adding: ‘Even in the dark… she grows… Nature is beautiful.’

She had exited from This Morning after nearly a decade and a half on the sofa in the autumn after an alleged plot kidnap and murder plot against her was revealed.

Holly spoke about ‘growth’ in the ‘dark’ as she shared the post (Picture: Instagram/@hollywilloughby)

This came not long after her former co-host Phillip Schofield resigned from the show and all other ITV projects after admitting to a on the show, which he subsequently lied about to his longtime friend.

at the time, Holly’s statement, posted to social media, read: ‘I have let ITV know today that after 14 years, I will not be returning to This Morning.

‘To everyone who has ever worked on the show over the years, thank you so much. This is such a difficult goodbye, you are incredible and I forever will be proud of what we’ve done together. Thank you to everyone at ITV for being supportive. To every guest who has sat on our sofa, thank you.

‘Most of all, thank you to the wonderful viewers. You’ve been so loyal, so supportive and the best company every day.

She quit This Morning in October, not long after friend and colleague Phillip Schofield (L) exited after admitting to an affair with a runner on the show and lying about it (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

‘Richard and Judy said, “We only look after this show, it will always belong to the viewers”. It’s been an honour to just be part of its story and I know this story has many chapters left to go. Sadly, however, I now I feel I have to make this decision for me and my family.

She concluded the post: ‘I will miss you all so much.’

Holly shares 14-year-old Harry, 12-year-old Belle and Chester, eight, with her TV producer husband of over 16 years, Dan Baldwin.

Gavin Plumb, 36, of Harlow, Essex, has of soliciting murder and incitement to commit kidnap.

The security guard was denied bail and will remain behind bars ahead of his trial, which is scheduled for June 24. 

The presenter is hosting the current series of DOI with Stephen Mulhern (L) (Picture: ITV)

It was also suggested that , with a source telling it was ‘unlikely he is avidly tuning in to watch Holly’s return to TV’.

‘Phil is still bruised by the whole Holly falling-out and the way it was played out publicly. He still can’t bring himself to watch This Morning and even listening to the theme tune is deeply triggering,’ they shared.

The insider added that while Phillip had ‘offered his support’ after the alleged kidnap plot, they haven’t been in touch since.

‘Phil just wants to move on and live a quiet life away from the spotlight whilst he tries to rebuild,’ they added.