Keith Lemon was convinced Holly Willoughby was pregnant before she revealed she was leaving Celebrity Juice.

The hysterical host was devastated when Holly, who announced the gutting news last week, explained why she was quitting the hilarious ITV2 show.

Before making the announcement public, Holly rang up close pal Keith to explain the reasons behind her decision to stand down from her team captain role after 12 years.

But because she never usually gives him a call, Keith thought his "TV sister" was going to say she was up the duff with baby number four.

Keith, real name Leigh Francis, also considered leaving Celebrity Juice himself after the second of the original team captains decided to leave, following Fearne Cotton's exit.

Keith Lemon thought Holly Willoughby was going to tell him she was pregnant

Speaking to The Sun, Keith said: "She rang me up. She never usually rings me so I thought she is going to tell me she’s pregnant.

"She said, ‘I’ve got something to tell you. This is like breaking up with a boyfriend’."

Holly revealed to Keith that she was leaving Celeb Juice after 12 years to spend more time with her family.

Holly and Keith will remain close friends

To make matters even worse, Holly has already filmed her final ever episode from lockdown and won't get the big send-off she deserves.

Keith didn't want to bring the mood down and tell everyone Holly was leaving but a special episode looking back at her highlights will air next Thursday.

On his close relationship with Holly, Keith added: "I’m gutted, she was like my TV sister. She’s welcome back any time. I’ll properly miss her."

Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton were the original team captains on Celebrity Juice

In a touching goodbye message last week, Holly wrote: "Thank you @celebjuiceofficial for 12 years of fantastic chaos...

"I can’t quite believe what we’ve done and how quick that time has gone.

"Thank you to you all for watching, we’ve always had the loudest and best audiences."

Keith Lemon has spoke about Holly's replacement

Keith has been speculating on who will replace Holly - and had a meeting with show bosses on the matter last week.

Speaking on Thursday's Good Morning Britain, Keith discussed who would be stepping into her shoes.

He said: "I've got a meeting about it today because we've got to get the right chemistry and everything

"I don't know who it is. I've seen a lot of names touted around. I saw Michelle Keegan was in for the running and she's a lovely lady.

"But no one has been discussed, all that's going to happen today."

*Celebrity Juice airs Thursdays on ITV2 at 10pm