Holly Willoughby and Emma Bunton enjoy festive day out with their girl gang - but how much did their boozy lunch cost?

Holly Willoughby was joined by a group of gal pals aboard the Belmond British Pullman on Friday as the friends enjoyed a festive day out.

The TV presenter waved goodbye to the day job, This Morning, on Thursday as she and Philip Schofield take their annual break for Christmas.

And Holly, 38, made the most of her first day off by catching up with her best friends – Loose Women star Christine Lampard, Nicki De Metz and Shiarra Bell – in style on this glamorous train, where a dining experience with the Christmas menu costs a cool £400 per head.

It will set you back £8,000 to hire an entire carriage.

The mum-of-three shared a snap of the five women on the platform and wrote, “Best day with my girls... @shishib @christinelampard @emmaleebunton #nikidemetz ... magical Poirot vibes... @belmondbritishpullman @agencyoneuk.”


Shiarra - head of Artist relationships at Universal Music – said the girls had spent the afternoon “celebrating life and friendships” and “all the good things with Xmas vibes.”

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But who are Holly’s famous pals? As well as Spice Girls star Emma Bunton, Holly's girl gang is made up of music manager Shiarra Bell and PR guru Nicki De Metz. All Saints star Nicole Appleton is also part of the inner circle but was noticeably absent on Friday.


According to The Sun, an insider said, "Shiarra is from the old school music industry and met Nicole and Emma Bunton back in the 90s when she was a junior and they were hitting the big time.

"She parties hard with the rest of them but is a shoulder to cry on has the best advice."

Having managed to keep relatively out of the spotlight in comparison with her famous pals, Shiarra is "the one who ‘gets things done’ as she’s not a known face and is used to helping out the celebs in her daily work, she can secure them the coolest and most discreet places to go."

The ladies no doubt had a lot to discuss after Holly and co-host Philip Schofield were caught up in feud rumours after her male counter-part was accused of creating a “toxic atmosphere” at work.

After bookies slashed odds of GMB star Ben Shepherd replacing Philip because of his “chemistry” with Holly, ITV were forced to deny the rumours.

“This is not true,” a spokesperson said.

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