Monday, 5 June, 2023

Declan Donnelly could be hosting I’m A Celebrity solo as ‘ITV producers are left impressed’

Declan Donnelly could be hosting this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! solo as ITV are said to be ‘impressed’ by his BGT performance.

Dec has hosted Saturday Night Takeaway and now Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals without his sidekick Ant McPartlin, and ITV producers are reportedly ‘impressed’ by his solo performance.

Ant was arrested for drink-driving back in March and has since been charged – Ant is now currently undergoing treatment and is keeping a low profile.

Dec has amazed a lot of people with his presenting skills during this week’s daily BGT semi-final shows, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by I’m A Celebrity producers.

The Geordie presenter opened the BGT semi-finals on Monday by joking that although the show was in a new venue (Hammersmith Apollo), nothing else about the show has changed… except the presenter, “but we probably shouldn’t dwell on that”.

Officially there’s no word on who will host this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! but following recent reports it appears Dec could be hosting it solo.

“ITV bosses are impressed by Dec’s [BGT] performance this week,” a source said.

“It must have been tough for Dec to continue the pairs commitments on his own,”

The insider added: “Simon has huge respect for the work Dec has put in over the past few weeks.”

Ant and Dec have fronted I’m A Celebrity since it began in 2002.

Britain’s Got Talent Live Semi-Finals continue to air nightly this week, ending Friday 2 June at 7.30pm on ITV followed by the Live Results show each night at 9.30pm.

Britain’s Got More Talent, also live, airs each night on ITV2 at 10pm.

The Live Britain’s Got Talent Final airs on ITV on Sunday June 3 at 7.30pm.

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