Willoughby will be going Down Under this November in the place of Ant McPartlin, whose recovery from addiction continues.
Holly Willoughby is to be paired up with Declan Donnelly to present this year’s edition of ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’ in the place of the beleaguered Ant Mcpartlin as he continues his hiatus from showbiz, ITV has announced.
37 year Willoughby, who has fronted ‘This Morning’ with Philip Schofield since 2009, will be filling in hosting duties for the 18th series of ‘I’m a Celeb’ when it returns to screens in November.
“I couldn't be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure,” she said in a statement. “These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit. I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and support for a continued recovery.”
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ITV bosses are scrambling to find a new presenter for audience favourite, I'm A Celeb... after Ant bowed out of TV until 2019
Millions of people in TV audiences have followed the highs and the lows of popular presenting duo Ant and Dec from their multiple awards wins to Ant entering rehab for a drink problem. Now, following the revealation Ant will not be back on our screens until next year, fans of the shows the pair present are glued to news about who will stand beside Dec for I'm A Celeb... Get Me Out Of Here.
Holly Willoughby is the frontrunner for the currently available, I'm A Celebrity role
If rumours are to be believed - it seems This Morning favourite, Holly Willoughby, will be stepping in Ant's shoes.
Continue reading: Holly Willoughby Could Be Dec's New Partner And People Are Pleased
The TV presenter found himself in court on a drink drive charge in March this year
TV presenter Ant Mcpartlin has revealed he will not be returning to our screens until 2019 after a difficult year which saw him pleaded guilty to drink driving, end his marriage and book himself into rehab to deal with his problems.
Ant and Dec won't be back as a duo until 2019
Previously inseparable, Ant's presenting partner Declan Donnelly had to go it alone with the latter half of this year's series of Saturday Night Takeaway and Dec took the reins for the live shows of Britain's Got Talent.
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McPartlin is currently undergoing rehab for prescription drug addiction.
ITV have re-affirmed their support for Ant Mcpartlin as he continues his rehab battle, saying that the presenter will return to the network when he’s “well and fit”.
Last year, the 42 year old star, one half of the nation’s favourite presenting duo Ant & Dec, opened up last year about his battle with drink and drug addiction as he entered a period of rehab. He then announced the disintegration of his 11-year marriage to wife Lisa Armstrong, before he was arrested and charged for drink-driving in west London in March.
Since then, McPartlin has had a clean and open-ended break from his presenting duties until he’s sober, entering another session of rehab. Now, ITV’s head honcho has revealed that they’re fully prepared to have him back when he’s ready.
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McPartlin has reportedly moved out of the property he shared with ex-wife Lisa Armstrong, as he looks to complete his rehab.
British TV presenter Ant Mcpartlin has reportedly moved into a lavish £4.5 million mansion following his split from his wife, as he continues rehab treatment in the wake of his drink driving conviction.
After it was announced earlier this year that his marriage to Lisa Armstrong, his wife of 11 years, had ended, The Sun reports that McPartlin has moved out of the rented property they shared together and moved into a place of his own.
The 42 year old’s new bachelor pad costs around £12,000 per month to rent, and he’s made the move so he can get “tranquillity” as he attempts to win his battle with alcohol addiction once and for all.
The TV presenter pleaded guilty to a drink driving charge
Just two months after winning a Best Presenter National Television Award (NTA) for the 17th time, the Ant and Dec duo bubble burst following Ant’s drink driving offence. Now it seems the popular double act won’t be seen on TV together for the rest of the year.
Two has become one for popular presenting duo, Ant and Dec
Two became one when Declan Donnelly, 42, presented the final episodes of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway alone and it has also been confirmed Dec will be flying solo during the live Britain’s Got Talent shows.
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Former 'I'm a Celeb...' winner Fogarty got to know McPartlin back in 2014, but had firm words for him when asked about the presenter's drink driving charge.
He may have won ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’, but that didn’t stop Carl Fogarty from tearing into Ant Mcpartlin over his drink-driving charge, saying that the presenter should “man up”.
The 52 year old former Superbike world champion spoke to the Daily Star this week, and was asked about McPartlin’s forthright and emotional apology that he had delivered outside Wimbledon Magistrates Court last Monday, after he had pleaded guilty to a charge of drink-driving.
“Grow up, sort yourself out and take responsibility,” Fogarty told the newspaper on Thursday (April 19th), having no words of sympathy. “Don’t go running off to rehab every five minutes when something goes wrong."
Continue reading: Carl Fogarty Tells Ant McPartlin To "Man Up" Over Drink-Driving Charge
The Gogglebox star will be part of the final two episodes of the show without Ant McPartlin
As tensions continue to run high around one of Britain’s favourite presenters, Ant Mcpartlin, following his drink driving charge, the continuation of the popular primetime show, Saturday Night Takeaway, he hosts with Declan Donnelly has also been in the balance.
Scarlett Moffatt will be appearing on the final two episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway
With two episodes in the series left, speculation has mounted over how Dec will tackle the show - the first time the pair have presented apart in their almost three-decade long career.
McPartlin was arrested on suspicion of drink driving last weekend, but Donnelly will present the two remaining shows of 'Saturday Night Takeaway by himself.
A spokesperson for the broadcaster said on Wednesday (March 21st): “We can confirm that ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’, presented by Declan Donnelly, will return to ITV on March 31st, and the series finale will be taking place at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida a week later.”
42 year old McPartlin was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of drink-driving, and has since announced that he’ll be taking a leave of absence from his professional duties in order to seek rehab and personal help. ITV had already announced that this coming weekend’s episode of ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ had been cancelled, with an episode of ‘The Voice UK’ being brought forward to occupy its slot.
He failed a breathalyser after a collision in London.
Ant Mcpartlin's recovery appears to be spiralling downwards as reports reveal that he was arrested last week after crashing his car while allegedly under the influence of alcohol. He and his passengers were apparently unharmed, but a young girl in another car was taken to hospital.
Ant McPartlin arrives at Britain's Got Talent
The 'Saturday Night Takeaway' co-presenter failed to keep control of his Mini while driving in South London, colliding with two other vehicles. He was arrested for suspected drink-driving after he failed a breathalyser upon the arrival of police.
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Ant Mcpartlin in the winners' room at the 2018 National Television Awards. Held at The O2 Arena, this year's winners included Ant & Dec, Suranne Jones and David Walliams among others - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 23rd January 2018
David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, Ant Mcpartlin and Declan Donnelly on the red carpet for the London auditions for 2017 Britain's Got Talent held at the Palladium - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th January 2017