Inside Holly Willoughby’s 43rd birthday as she visits a lavish £1,650 a NIGHT wildlife park with champagne, afternoon tea and wild animals

Holly Willoughby visited Port Lympne Wildlife Park on Saturday and enjoyed a glass of champagne as she toasted her 43rd birthday in style.

The star was treated by her husband Dan Baldwin to a posh £1,650 a night stay at the lavish Lion lodge to celebrate her birthday.

The former host, who turned 43 on Saturday, spent the day at the 600-acre resort with her husband Dan and their three children.

During their stay, Holly was driven around the the resort in a 4×4 car with her family to see the tigers, giraffes, and cheetah’s on site before enjoying a relaxing overnight stay in one of the resorts posh lion cabins.

According to The Sun an onlooker said: ‘Holly looked like she was having a ball on her birthday and couldn’t stop smiling.

Holly Willoughby visited Port Lympne Wildlife Park on Saturday and enjoyed a glass of champagne as she toasted her 43rd birthday in style
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Holly Willoughby visited Port Lympne Wildlife Park on Saturday and enjoyed a glass of champagne as she toasted her 43rd birthday in style

‘She stayed in one of Port Lympne’s two lodges which allows visitors to stay with the lions. It’s an incredible experience and is very luxurious.

‘They got to spend the day being driven around the safari park before settling down and enjoying last night together in a lodge as a family.’

They also mentioned that it has been a ‘tough few months’ for Holly and that it was ‘special’ for her to get to enjoy the day with her family.

However, Holly is not the only public figure that has enjoyed the resort as public figures including Cheryl Tweedy, Rio Ferdinand, and Boris Johnson have all previously stayed at the luxurious hotel and slept in the lions lodge.

The rooms at the resort boast log fires and enormous picture windows so that you can get up-close and watch the lions with their cubs.

The master bedroom also features a spiral staircase that leads up to a mezzanine room with some extra beds.

Included in the lions lodge is also a roomy terrace with a firepit and a private garden, while the bathroom features a huge window so you can look out onto the lion’s habitat.

Guests of the resort are also given access to a golf buggy so they can explore the enormous site that is located in Kent.

The star was treated by her husband Dan Baldwin to a posh £1,650 a night stay at the lavish Lion lodge to celebrate her birthday
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The star was treated by her husband Dan Baldwin to a posh £1,650 a night stay at the lavish Lion lodge to celebrate her birthday

The former host, who turned 43 on Saturday, spent the day at the 600-acre resort with her husband Dan and their three children
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The former host, who turned 43 on Saturday, spent the day at the 600-acre resort with her husband Dan and their three children

During their stay, Holly was driven around the the resort in a 4x4 car with her family to see the tigers, giraffes, and cheetah's on site before enjoying a relaxing overnight stay in one of the resorts posh lion cabins
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During their stay, Holly was driven around the the resort in a 4×4 car with her family to see the tigers, giraffes, and cheetah’s on site before enjoying a relaxing overnight stay in one of the resorts posh lion cabins

However, Holly is not the only public figure that has enjoyed the resort as public figures including Cheryl Tweedy, Rio Ferdinand, and Boris Johnson have all previously stayed at the luxurious hotel and slept in the lions lodge
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However, Holly is not the only public figure that has enjoyed the resort as public figures including Cheryl Tweedy, Rio Ferdinand, and Boris Johnson have all previously stayed at the luxurious hotel and slept in the lions lodge

Taking to Instagram after their stay, Holly proceeded to share a video montage with her followers which included various snaps and videos of her adventurous day
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Taking to Instagram after their stay, Holly proceeded to share a video montage with her followers which included various snaps and videos of her adventurous day

During the video montage the beauty can be seen having a great time as she fed the local giraffes
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During the video montage the beauty can be seen having a great time as she fed the local giraffes

And Holly ensured to keep warm for the fun-filled day ahead as she donned a khaki green coat and beige baseball cap
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And Holly ensured to keep warm for the fun-filled day ahead as she donned a khaki green coat and beige baseball cap

At the end of the video montage, Holly was then spotted tucking into a luxurious afternoon tea with her family to end the day of celebrations in style
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At the end of the video montage, Holly was then spotted tucking into a luxurious afternoon tea with her family to end the day of celebrations in style

 Taking to Instagram after their stay, Holly proceeded to share a video montage with her followers which included various snaps and videos of her adventurous day.

During the montage the birthday beauty can be seen posing with a glass of champagne next to the lion’s lodge before exploring what the rest of the park had to offer.

At the end of the video montage, Holly was then spotted tucking into a luxurious afternoon tea with her pals to end the day of celebrations in style.

She captioned the cute birthday post with: ‘Thank you to my family for the best birthday weekend… Lions and lie-in’s pretty much sums it up. @portlympnepark #lions #sleepover #lionlodge Thank you for your birthday messages as well… super grateful’.

It comes after Holly was flooded with lots of birthday messages from her celeb pals on Saturday as she celebrated turning 43.

It comes after Holly was flooded with lots of birthday messages from her celeb pals on Saturday as she celebrated turning 43
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It comes after Holly was flooded with lots of birthday messages from her celeb pals on Saturday as she celebrated turning 43

Taking to her Instagram the former host, proceeded to repost snaps her famous pals had tagged her in
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Taking to her Instagram the former host, proceeded to repost snaps her famous pals had tagged her in

Some of the snaps included the likes of Spice Girl Emma Bunton and All Saints ' Nicole Appleton
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Some of the snaps included the likes of Spice Girl Emma Bunton and All Saints ‘ Nicole Appleton

Model Abbey Clancy also showed her love for the TV presenter by posting a fun snap of them partying at a festival together
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Model Abbey Clancy also showed her love for the TV presenter by posting a fun snap of them partying at a festival together

Meanwhile, Nicole, 49, shared a snap of her and Holly on a night out captioning it with 'Love you.'
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Meanwhile, Nicole, 49, shared a snap of her and Holly on a night out captioning it with ‘Love you.’

Leigh Francis, also known as Keith Lemon, 50, took up the chance to wish Holly a happy birthday
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Leigh Francis, also known as Keith Lemon, 50, took up the chance to wish Holly a happy birthday

Holly's former This Morning co-host Alison Hammond also uploaded a glam black and white snap of the both of them
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Holly’s former This Morning co-host Alison Hammond also uploaded a glam black and white snap of the both of them

Taking to her Instagram the former host, proceeded to repost snaps her famous pals had tagged her in and some of the snaps included the likes of Spice Girl Emma Bunton and All Saints’ Nicole Appleton.

Emma, 48, posted a selfie of herself and Holly alongside comedian Michael McIntyre and captioned the snap with: ‘Happy birthday my beautiful friend.’

Meanwhile, Nicole, 49, shared a snap of her and Holly on a night out captioning it with ‘Love you.’

Model Abbey Clancy also showed her love for the TV presenter by posting a fun snap of them partying at a festival together.

The beauty wrote: ‘Love you birthday girl’

Holly’s former This Morning co-host Alison Hammond also uploaded a glam black and white snap of the both of them.

Meanwhile, Holly’s sister Kelly also made sure to wish her a big happy birthday as she shared a sweet childhood photo.

She captioned the sweet snap with ‘Happy, happy birthday my darling Holly Dolly. Love you more than a Tommy’s Margarita … can’t say it any clearer than that! Have the best day.’

It comes after Holly made her first public appearance in months as she hosted a charity gala on Friday.

It comes as Holly could be set to continue her TV career in America after leaving This Morning last year when she became the subject of a terrifying kidnap plot
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It comes as Holly could be set to continue her TV career in America after leaving This Morning last year when she became the subject of a terrifying kidnap plot

The Dancing On Ice host, who took an extended break from screens last year, appeared to have a ball at the Great Ormond Street Hospital dinner.

And it appears Holly will be making a comeback as Rylan Clark revealed the duo have teamed up for a secret project.

Taking to Instagram, Rylan posted a snap of them both and captioned the snap with ‘Coming soon…’.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Rylan said: ‘All I can say is me and Holly have done something and you’ll find out what it is very soon!

‘Put it this way, we’re not doing a show together but all will become clear…’ he added.

It comes as Holly could be set to continue her TV career in America after leaving This Morning last year when she became the subject of a terrifying kidnap plot.

For the first time in her career, she’s now a ‘free agent’ and is keen to explore opportunities across the pond and draw a line under her domestic troubles.

Following her ‘year from hell’, which saw her embroiled in Phillip Schofield’s controversial This Morning exit and become the subject of the kidnap plot, Holly could be set to continue her TV career in America.

It’s a scenario that seemed highly unlikely just 18 months ago, when in-demand Holly was locked in a contract battle between ITV and the BBC.

For the first time in her career she's now a 'free agent' and is keen to explore opportunities across the pond and draw a line under her domestic troubles
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For the first time in her career she’s now a ‘free agent’ and is keen to explore opportunities across the pond and draw a line under her domestic troubles

Holly quit This Morning after 14 years in October following Phillip’s sacking from the broadcaster.

He left the show after admitting to an affair with a younger colleague and lying to his co-star when questioned about the mounting speculation.

After she returned to the ITV programme without him, Holly was mocked for the statement she made addressing the nation, asking whether viewers were ‘okay’ following the revelation.

She then faced a further setback as a man was arrested for an alleged plot to kidnap and murder her, leaving her terrified.

According to reports, she was too afraid to leave her house after Gavin Plumb was charged with the crime, forcing her off-air for months.

She deliberated over whether to present Dancing On Ice with new co-host Stephen Mulhern, finally deciding to return to work in the New Year.

The comeback comes after Holly quit This Morning after 14 years in October following Phillip Schofield's sacking from the broadcaster (pictured in May)
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The comeback comes after Holly quit This Morning after 14 years in October following Phillip Schofield’s sacking from the broadcaster (pictured in May)

But it could be the last UK show she presents before going to America with sources close to Holly saying it is the first time in her career she’s a ‘free agent’ and looking for new prospects.

A source told the Sun on Sunday that she is meeting with ‘US bigwigs’ including bosses at streaming platform Disney+.

They explained: ‘Holly’s a free agent and for the first time in years she’s free to be courted by these huge streaming platforms.

‘A number of US networks and production companies have been interested in her for a while and she’s caught the attention of some major brands.’

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