Holly Willoughby ‘to join Dec’ for I’m A Celebrity if Ant can’t return this year!


Holly Willoughby is reportedly Ant McPartlin’s replacement if he can’t make I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! this year.

Ant McPartlin’s I’m A Celebrity replacement is being lined up if he can’t make the show in November.

Ant is currently in rehab battling a prescription drug and booze addiction, and he may not be up to doing I’m A Celeb this November.

While Ant is recovering in rehab, ITV bosses are already looking ahead to find his best presenter replacement to stand in.

The Geordie duo usually spend six weeks in Australia filming for the reality show.

But as ITV have given Ant as much time off as he needs, he may not star in this year’s show – This is where Holly reportedly comes in.

A source said: “I’m a Celeb is ITV’s biggest show of the year so they’re keen to get a plan in place should Ant want to continue his down time.

“Holly is the number one choice, she’s the nation’s favourite and already a huge fan of the show – the perfect Jane of the jungle to Dec’s Tarzan!

The insider continued to The Daily Star: “Building on-screen chemistry and relationships is what Holly does best, which is perfect for the jungle.”

According to reports, ITV ‘are prepared to pay’ for Holly’s entire family, including children Harry, 8, Belle, 6, and Chester, 2, to stay in Australia during filming.

The source added: “Holly’s the perfect cover for Ant. She’s wholesome, fun and has the experience needed to pull-off the comedy links expected of the presenters.”

I’m A Celebrity returns later this year.

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