Inside Holly Willoughby’s secret leaving party with celeb mates as she quits UK to film new Netflix show in Costa Rica


HOLLY Willoughby threw a secret leaving party with her famous pals ahead of filming a huge new Netflix show in Costa Rica.

Host Holly, 43, co-star Bear Grylls and at least ten celebs are due to fly out to begin filming this month.

Holly Willoughby had a massive send-off with her famous friends

The cocktail-loving star offered guests signature recipes

She’ll be out the country for two months during filming

Before quitting the UK for Costa Rica, she had a leaving dinner for close friends including Christine Lampard, Nicola Appleton and more at Mexican restaurant Ixchel on the King’s Road in Chelsea, London.

The TV presenter is leaving UK shored for nearly two months shooting in Central America with Bear Grylls on her latest project “Bear Hunt” and wanted to have a dinner for a tight knit crew at the eatery.

The restaurant attracts a star-studded guest list, with the likes of Princess Beatrice, Poppy Delelvingne, Lisa Snowdon, Jaime Winstone and Gizzi Erskine all having been recently.

Holly’s fancy bash was held in the private room at the restaurant, owned by restauranteur Fraser Carruthers.

A sneak-peek at the Full Moon menu revealed stars had a choice of three signature cocktails, including Holly’s Paloma, Bear’s Punch and The Aztec Marg.

The name of the menu is a nod to Holly’s lifestyle brand Wylde Moon, which she has been focusing on since leaving This Morning last year.

On arrival, guests were given guacamole, pico de gallo, totopos, as well as a choice of hand dived scallop aguachile, pork belly tacos,
short rib and a tres leches cake for dessert.

HOAR revealed how Netflix will throw a £1million ring of steel around Holly on her new show Bear Hunt.

Ex-special forces and former ­military guns for hire will ­protect Holly from drug gangs and kidnappers.

The streaming service has set aside £10million for Bear Hunt host Holly, co-star Bear and at least ten celeb contestants.

The show will see celebs learning survival skills and taking part in challenges, trained by survival expert Bear.

Bosses will spend another £1million on security in the jungle of Costa Rica, where mob murders, assassinations and attacks on bystanders are on the rise.

The quirky restaurant serves mexican food and cocktails

The secret leaving do was held here in London’s Chelsea

Holly invited her favourite famous pals to celebrate

The low-key restaurant put on a big spread for the TV presenter

The menu on offer was incredible