Holly Willoughby is hopeful Fearne Cotton will return to "Celebrity Juice" for some cameo appearances.
The 38-year-old TV presenter was felt "sad" when she found out her 37-year-old radio host pal would be leaving the hit ITV2 show, but has her fingers crossed her friend will return for "one-off specials" every now and again.
Holly said: "I was sad because I'm going to miss her. You never want anything to end, it's been brilliant and such fun and I love the fact that I've had my friend there with me every series.
"I could really understand why she decided it was the right time and I totally respect that.
"I hope that she comes back for one-off specials every now and again, that she'll come back and play with us some time because it would be lovely."
The "This Morning" host was "very surprised" when Fearne broke the news that she was leaving.
She said: "It was a funny one because I was definitely surprised, I didn't expect it.
""Celebrity Juice" is one of those shows we started doing what feels like a million years ago. You think it's going to go on forever and always be there.
"I knew something was up because she called me and she never calls me.
"She texts me a gazillion times, she's fast at texting.
"When my phone rang and it was her I was like, "What's happened?", I knew she was going to tell me something big."
Holly would love the Radio 2 host - who is being replaced on the show by Paddy McGuinness - to join her team if she makes a cameo appearance, so they can "totally gang up" on Keith Lemon together.
She said: "We've never been on the same team before so I hope if she does come on as a guest she'll be on my team.
"That would be amazing, so much fun! We can totally gang up on Keith, I'd love that."