They join the show following the departures of Holly Willoughby and Mel B.
After much anticipation, ITV2 have finally confirmed that it will be actress and comedian, Emily Atack and presenter, Laura Whitmore who will be taking their seats in the captains’ chairs.
Both friends in real life and friends of the show, Emily and Laura have appeared as guests on Celebrity Juice in the past. However, this will be the first time they are taking charge of their own teams and going head-to-head as team captains.
Speaking about joining the show, Emily Atack said “Every time I’ve been on Juice in the past I’ve had such a good time, and now I’m doing it with two of my best mates and I’m a ruddy team captain!!! Can’t believe it. I dread to think what we're going to be faced with, but Whitmore should know that I won’t be backing down and she is going to have some tough competition. But more importantly a wonderfully hilarious time. Bring it on!”
To which Laura Whitmore added “I’m so thrilled to be part of the Celeb Juice Family. I’ve been the biggest fan for years, I used to go and sit in the audience when I first moved to London and can’t believe I’m a team captain now! I can’t wait to see what Keith has got lined up for Emily and I this series… From past experiences, nothing would surprise me. I cannot wait to get stuck in and lead my team to victory each week… I love you Emily, but watch out! I’m so excited to start!”
And with Keith Lemon returning as host, he said “Can’t wait to start new celeb juice with old friends. Exciting times ahead! The funnest job ever!” Keith, Emily and Laura will also be joined by a host of famous guests who will partake in brand new weird and wonderful games alongside the usual mix of hilarious stunts and challenges.
As well as an eight-part series airing later this year, there's also be two special hour-long episodes to look forward to.
Confirming a return to the studio after some lockdown episodes, Talkback's Managing Director, Jonno Richards said "It’s great to be back in the studio with our new, all-star team of Keith, Laura & Emily. The three of them have a fantastic & funny dynamic and I can’t wait for the series to start.”
And ITV's Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, Paul Mortimer said “The chemistry between Keith, Laura and Emily is sure to continue the infectious sense of fun and mayhem that ‘Juice’ fans love. I know the team have more crazy ideas planned for the new series and I can’t wait for ITV2’s viewers to enjoy them.”
Celebrity Juice returns later this year on ITV2