Holly Willoughby shines on her I’m a Celebrity debut

Lawrence Kim
November 19, 2018

Dec has hosted the show alongside his presenting bestie Ant McPartlin since 2002 and admitted: "It's so nice seeing it through everybody's eyes at well, I mean I've been here a long time".

While another continued: "Dec is doing his best, bless his little cotton socks, but I'm not feeling much comedy return from poor Holly".

Ahead of tonight's show, Ant - who celebrates his 43 birthday today - posted a heartfelt message to his pals wishing them "all the very best of luck" and also managing to get in a cheeky dig at December.

Instead, This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby stepped in to co-host the show.

McPartlin has taken a break away from TV following his drink-driving conviction.

The 28-year-old has appeared in British classic The Inbetweeners, where she played popular student Charlotte "Big Jugs" Hinchcliffe and main love interest of Will MacKenzie.

In a statement at the time, he said: "My recovery is going very well and for that to continue having spoken to Dec and ITV, I have made the decision to take the rest of the year off". He has reportedly jetted off on holiday with girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett in order to avoid press attention - but he still made sure to send a sweet message to Dec and Holly before the show started.

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