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Gavin Plumb Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Holly Willoughby Kidnap and Murder Plot

Gavin Plumb, 36, of Potters Field, Harlow who was charged with soliciting to commit murder and incitement to kidnap former ITV This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby has denied the charges.


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When news broke that a man had attempted to Kidnap Holly Willougby and have her killed by an American hitman, it sent shockwaves through the showbiz world. Now, the man accused of the Holly Willoughby kidnap plot has pleaded not guilty.

Gavin Plumb, 36, of Potters Field who was accused of plotting to kidnap and murder Holly Willoughby has appeared in a pre-trial and plea hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court today. He pleaded not guilty to the charges of soliciting to commit murder and incitement to kidnap.

Plumb, a shopping centre security guard, allegedly plotted to kidnap and murder the beloved TV star between October 2 and October 5. After his plea, a court date was set for June 24 next year.

Gavin Plumb’s alleged plot to kidnap and murder Holly Willoughby came to light when police alerted the show’s bosses at This Morning just moments before she was due to go on air.

The swift response from law enforcement ensured the safety of the TV star, who was subsequently placed under 24-hour police guard. The incident left Holly feeling distraught and raised concerns about the level of security afforded to high-profile celebrities.

The alleged plot against Holly Willoughby had a profound impact on her personal and professional life. Following the incident, she made the difficult decision to quit This Morning after 14 years.

In an emotional statement shared on Instagram, Holly expressed her gratitude to everyone who had worked on the show and the loyal viewers who had supported her throughout the years. Her departure marked the end of an era for the beloved morning program.

Holly Willoughby received an outpouring of support from her celebrity friends and colleagues. Vanessa Feltz, a fellow TV presenter, expressed her sadness at Holly’s departure, while Alison Hammond, who stepped in as a last-minute replacement on This Morning, called it a “very sad day.”

Rochelle Humes, who had guest presented on the show, sent her love to Holly, emphasizing the impact she had made during her tenure. The messages of support showcased the strong bonds within the entertainment industry.

The investigation into the alleged plot against Holly Willoughby was described as fast-paced, with officers and national partners working overnight to secure the charges against Gavin Plumb.

Superintendent Tim Tubbs of Essex Police highlighted the importance of prioritizing the safeguarding of victims throughout the investigation. The thoroughness and efficiency of the investigation demonstrated the commitment of law enforcement to ensuring the safety of individuals in the public eye.



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