HOLLY Willoughby celebrated Emma Bunton's birthday at Gino D'Acampo's restaurant yesterday.
The This Morning presenter, 38 alongside many of the the singer's friend, including Eastenders star Tamzin Outhwaite, 49 and TV presenter Kate Thornton, 46, wined and dined at Piccolino in the swanky area of Mayfair for the Spice Girl's 44th birthday.
Holly joined forces with 12 other of Emma's closest gal pals to surprise her at the celebrity chef's restaurant.
The group indulged on some of the finest Italian cuisine as they sipped on endless bottles of wine on a long table which was decorated with baby pink balloons.
The girls took to Instagram to document their surprise after she was left speechless as her friends gathered for her special day.
Holly posted a snap of the pair during their surprise party and captioned the post: "Baby love…@emmaleebunton."
The two have been friends for years and regularly enjoy girly day trips to the theatre, boozy brunches and relaxing nights in together.
The TV stars are so close and have even had a cheeky snog together on a boozy night out – which was revealed when Emma took part in ITV2's Celebrity Juice.
When quizzed about the peck by The Sun's Dan Wootton, and it seems to be that Emma hasn't denied that it ever actually happened as she replied: "Oh deary me. I mean, was she there, Mel B? I’m not sure she was.
"The thing is I think it’s funny. Girls are girls, I’m not denying it.”
Emma, who was also known as Baby Spice when she was part of one of the UK's most famous girl bands, was overwhelmed by all the love she received from her friends and took to Instagram to thank everyone by saying: "Thank you to my beautiful friends for surprising me yesterday, it was truly special and I feel so lucky to have you all. A special thank you to jess, Jill and @[email protected] for organising everything. I love you with all my heart."
However, Holly wasn't the only celebrity to wish the star a happy birthday as soap star Tamzin, who played Mel Owen in Eastenders, took to her social media account to do exactly that.
"Happy SURPRISE birthday baby…. so honoured to spend it with you… you special , gorgeous friend… @emmaleebunton lovely all female lunch xx," she wrote.
Keith Lemon also wished the star a happy birthday and said: "Appy birfday to me lovely mate @emmleebunton have an ace day! See ya soon x."
Former Spice Girl and best friend Geri Harriwell took to Instagram to share some sweet snaps of the pair.
"Happy birthday Emma ! Wishing you love and happiness. Monty & Em born on same day. Both gorgeous," she said.
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