Ant and Dec joke as presenter returns to TV following rehab

Elias Hubbard
November 20, 2017

At the start of tonight's show the celebrities were paired up and told by Ant and Dec that they would have to complete a series of challenges in order to win "meal tickets" - which would guarantee them dinner.

Donnelly wasted no time in addressing his co-host's time out of the limelight and began the show by saying: "It's me and the gorgeous Holly Willoughby!". It's good to be back.

Turning to Ant, who was stood in mock outrage, Dec continued the joke by stating, in reference to his pal's rehab stint: 'No one was sure if you would make it or not!'

"I'm back my friend", as the two hugged.

"Just stuff. just dead busy", Ant replied before attempting to change the subject.

The boxer and the Made In Chelsea star were chosen to tackle the "Critter-cal Rescue" challenge.

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Amir Khan and Georgia Toffolo have been voted by the public to do the first Bushtucker Trial of I'm A Celebrity 2017.

They are joined by Saturdays singer Vanessa White and YouTube personality Jack Maynard.

Rebekah, wife of England striker Jamie Vardy said; "My worst nightmare would be putting my hand in a hole with a spider".

And Amir and Jennie found themselves 334 feet up on the roof of the hotel as he faced a new variation - and described as an even more terrifying - of the dreaded plank was waiting for the celebrities to walk it.

Other tasks included The Wreck, which saw Johnson, 77, rummaging through holes filled with creatures such as crabs and rats to secure tokens.

The show went down a storm with viewers, who were particularly taken with Johnson and tickled by his struggle to recognise some of his fellow campers.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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