It has been confirmed that Holly Willoughby will co-host the upcoming season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
The This Morning presenter replaces Ant McPartlin who has stepped away from the spotlight due to personal issues.
Speaking of her new role, the mum told The Mirror: “I couldn’t be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure.”
BREAKING NEWS: @hollywills is heading Down Under to co-host this year’s @imacelebrity alongside Dec @ITV have confirmed!— This Morning (@thismorning) August 29, 2018
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Holly has been friends with both Ant and Dec for many years, with the presenters making their break in the entertainment industry around the same time.
The presenter sent her well wishes to Ant who is currently dealing with alcohol and personal issues.
“I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and support for a continued recovery. These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit,” she said.
The host gushed about the reality show, admitting that she is a huge fan. “I feel like I’ve won a competition to go and hang out on my favourite show! When is it a good time to tell Dec I’m scared of everything that moves."
Holly’s co-host Declan Donnelly said: “I am hugely grateful to Holly for agreeing to accompany me to Australia this year. She was at the top of my list and I’m thrilled she said yes. It will be a different kind of series but we will try our best to ensure it is no less fun and eventful for our loyal viewers.”
We cannot wait to see Holly present the show alongside Declan Donnelly. There’s no doubt she’ll do a stellar job.