Fans react to Holly Willoughby replacing Ant McPartlin on I'm a Celebrity

Carla Harmon
November 21, 2018

The 37-year-old TV presenter has taken over as co-host of the programme from her pal, Ant McPartlin, after he took time off following his drink-driving conviction earlier this year - and now Holly has admitted she was "overwhelmed" to be co-presenting the show alongside Declan Donnelly after tuning in for "many years".

As bookies shorten the odds on Holly being replaced by another presenter before the series is out, ITV have made a statement about the furore. Seems like Dec is carrying the banter and Holly is presenting like she is still on This Morning.

However, others were less impressed with Holly as Dec's new sidekick, with one person tweeting: "I get that Holly has to kind of naturally adopt the role as "the straight man" to Dec's gags but it's all very Tess fake-laughing at Brucie's jokes #ImACeleb".

Atack replied "I would love that" and was then seen giving the sign of the cross before sitting down to pray.

She said "I'm just looking after it until he gets back".

When it was first announced that Holly would be taking the job, she was quick to underline the fact that she wasn't trying to replace Ant permanently, saying 'These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit'. It's totally unexpected to do this. So is Holly Willoughby quitting I'm a Celebrity? . "You didn't really want to have to be asked to do the show, it's a weird one".

Scarlett was one of the celebrities who took part in the Tomb of Torment, the first Bushtucker Trial of the 2016 series, Meanwhile, Georgia "Toff" Toffolo and Amir Khan took part in Critter-cal Rescue, the first challenge previous year.

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