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Holly Willoughby was missing from Ant McPartlin's star-studded wedding over the weekend, even though the pair are close friends.
Ant McPartlin married Anne-Marie Corbett over the weekend in Hampshire, with many celebrities such as Phillip Schofield, Dermot O'Leary and Alesha Dixon in attendance.
Holly and Ant are close friends, which lead to much speculation over the reasons the TV presenter did not attend the special day.
While she wasn't there for the wedding, the star – who filled in for Ant one year on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here – did congratulate the pair on their nuptials.
Commenting on a picture of the new husband and wife posted on the Ant and Dec Instagram page, Holly commented: "Congratulations", followed by four red heart emojis.
While not much is known about the reason Holly was not at the wedding, she reportedly had "legitimate reasons" for missing the day.
This is according to Metro.co.uk, who were told from a source that she "would never have missed it due to anything business-related".
They told the publication: "Holly would not have missed Ant’s wedding if she really couldn’t help it.
"She wouldn’t miss a friend’s wedding because of anything business related. That’s just not the case. Anyone who knows her knows how important her friendships are to her.
"There is another reason she couldn’t be there and she has explained this to the people who matter the most in this – Ant and Anne-Marie."
Whatever the reasons, it sounds like Holly missed out on quite a wedding with a very special treat for the guests as Ant and Anne-Marie reportedly splashed out £100,000 on a luxury hotel and spa day for all attendees.
According to The Sun, Ant and Anne-Marie's 100 guests were put up in Heckfield Place, where the wedding reception was held, and on Sunday enjoyed a spa day complete with full body massages, manicures and pedicures, as well as reiki sessions, which involve therapists 'channelling' energy into their clients
The couple are said to have spent £180 on each massage, £100 on the manis and pedis and £125 on the spiritual healing treatment.
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