Man charged over alleged plot to kidnap Holly Willoughby

A 36-year-old man has been charged over an alleged plot to kidnap TV presenter Holly Willoughby.

Gavin Plumb, 36, of Potters Field, Harlow, has also been charged with soliciting to commit murder, incitement to commit rape and incitement to commit kidnap.

The suspect is in custody and will appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court later today.

The force said: “A 36-year-old man from Harlow has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to kidnap as part of an ongoing investigation.

“The arrest was made on Wednesday 4 October. He is currently in custody.”

The charges follow an arrest which was made on Wednesday, 4 October.

Detective Superintendent Rob Kirby said “This was an extremely fast-paced investigation, with many of our officers and national partners working overnight to secure these charges.

“The safeguarding of any victim is paramount and we will continue to prioritise this and working with the Metropolitan Police Service as the investigation proceeds.”

This Morning bosses were alerted to the alleged plot on Thursday morning and the presenter decided to pull out shortly before she was due to go on air, according to The Sun.

ITV are also providing round-the-clock security and support for Willoughby alongside the police.