Holly Willoughby stuns hosting first major awards show after returning to Dancing On Ice
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 09
Holly Willoughby hosted the charity gala (Picture: Kieron McCarron/ITV/Shutterstock)

has hosted her first major awards show since returning to television for 2024.

The 42-year-old  presenter hadn’t been seen on screens for a few months since  back in October 2023 after 14 years on the sofa.

She made her comeback for the figure skating competition, and now she’s hit another milestone.

On Thursday evening she was at the helm for a gala dinner raising money and awareness for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

‘What a wonderful evening and a complete honour to be hosting the Love GOSH gala dinner for Great Ormond Street Hospital @greatormondst,’ she wrote alongside a series of snaps from the big night.

Holly stunned in a black floor-length dress gown featuring silver details and sheer panels, and in one photo she could be seen striking a pose on the dancefloor with a microphone in hand.

Holly was at the helm for the Great Ormond Street Hospital dinner (Picture: Instagram/Holly Willoughby)
She stunned at the gala (Picture: GOSH Charity)
She had her makeup artist Patsy O’Neil as her ‘date’ (Picture: Instagram/Holly Willoughby)

‘Thank you to everyone who came and dug deep to raise an ENORMOUS amount of money to go towards a new state-of-the-art Children’s Cancer Centre at GOSH,’ she added.

The TV star was joined by her makeup artist Patsy O’Neil on the night, while she also met a dad called Gareth, whose daughter Sienna is undergoing treatment for Leukaemia.

Holly continued: ‘Always grateful for my lovely date @patsyoneillmakeup and really enjoyed meeting Gareth who spoke so honestly about his daughter Sienna’s treatment for leukaemia… heart is full ❤️

She was moved after talking to a dad called Gareth whose daughter has leukaemia (Picture: Instagram/ Holly Willoughby)

‘Special mention to Charlie Ross the auctioneer and @rebecca_ferguson and @feelinginsta who lit up the dance floor 💃🏻’

Fans were delighted to see Holly smiling, while her friend Dermot O’Leary simply commented: ‘Well done xx’

Meanwhile, it sounds like she will be keeping busy once Dancing On Ice comes to an end after pal and former This Morning co-star Rylan Clark revealed they have a .

Holly returned to TV on Dancing On Ice with Stephen Mulhern last month (Picture: Kieron McCarron/ITV/Shutterstock)
Rylan Clark has revealed the pair have a secret project in the pipeline (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

However, fans thirsty for firm details will be disappointed for now, as the 35-year-old star kept his lips sealed when asked about the exact nature of the project – but he did cryptically tease: ‘All will become clear.’

‘All I can say is me and Holly have done something and you’ll find out what it is very soon,’ he told .

When probed for more information, he added: ‘Put it this way, we’re not doing a show together but all will become clear…’