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Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack have been confirmed as the new team captains on Celebrity Juice.

The TV presenters will be going head-to-head as they join host Keith Lemon, otherwise known as Leigh Francis, on the ITV2 series after Holly Willoughby and Mel B quit earlier this year.

Clearly excited to be joining the family, Love Island presenter Laura, 35, said in a statement: "I’m so thrilled to be part of the Celeb Juice Family.

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"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."

Laura, who recently opened up on her first date with boyfriend Iain Stirling, added: "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!"

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The Inbetweeners star Emily added: "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!"

Keith, 47, welcomed his new team captains as he said: "Can’t wait to start new celeb juice with old friends. Exciting times ahead! The funnest job ever!"

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The trio also shared a snap of themselves on their individual Instagram accounts, where Laura could be seen wearing a stunning blue dress while lifting a glass of champagne up into the air as she pursed her red lips.

Emily looked equally excited as she posed with a massive smile on her face while Keith took centre stage in a straw hat and orange jacket.

Laura captioned hers: "So excited to be the new team captain with my gal @emilyatackofficial All new @celebjuiceofficial coming this autumn. Dream job! Bring it on @keithlemon," followed by a celebration hands emoji.

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Emily wrote alongside her post: "IT’S HAPPENING KIDS!!! New Celeb Juice coming soon. Cannot believe I’m team captain along side my wonderful pal @thewhitmore .. DREAM JOB OR WHAT EH!? Bring on the lols @celebjuiceofficial @keithlemon," followed by nine smiling emojis.

While Keith wrote: "All new @celebjuiceofficial on t’ telly Autumn on @itv2 with new team captains my pals @thewhitmore and @emilyatackofficial can’t wait!"

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