Dec Donnelly scoffs at Holly Willoughby’s Bushtucker trial attempts

She's got to get prepared!


by Emma Dodds |
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Holly Willoughby was announced as Ant McPartlin's replacement for this year's series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in August this year. After Ant decided to step down following a stint in rehab to overcome his addictions, Holly was revealed to be joining Declan Donnelly in Australia to head up the show.

Since the confirmation that Holly would be stepping in, her This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield has been making non-stop fun of her for one simple reason - Holly is notoriously TERRIFIED of bugs. Of which there are MANY in Australia.

©Holly attempted a mock Bushtucker trial this morning © Shutterstock

In an attempt to get her vaguely prepared for what's to come, Phil took today's episode of This Morning (18th Oct) - Holly's last one before heading to Australia - to set up a mock Bushtucker trial to see how she got on.

It's safe to say she didn't exactly LOVE it - with Holly even screaming, "I don’t want to do it, I don’t like it," at one point.

Swipe through to see all the celebrities who are rumoured to be joining I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! this year...


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Jamie Laing

heat Radio DJ and Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing is reportedly keen to join the show after his friend Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo's success last year. Toff was crowned Queen of the Jungle after impressing the public with her hilarious personality.

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Danny Dyer

After his daughter's success on this year's Love Island, EastEnders actor Danny Dyer is hotly tipped to appear in the jungle. Danny recently admitted he loves reality TV, so could we see another Dyer on our screens this year?

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Aaron Chalmers

Former Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers has admitted he won't be returning to the MTV show after following his dream of MMA fighting, but could he be heading into the jungle?

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Lucy Fallon

Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon (AKA Bethany Platt) has recently said she'd love to do the show as a 'challenge'. She said, "I think I'd be good at the jungle. I like to challenge myself and that's the most challenging show you can do."

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Kieran Hayler

After all of his drama with Katie Price, bosses are reportedly VERY keen to sign up Kieran Hayler for the 2018 series.

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Gemma Collins

She's the Queen of reality TV, but Gemma Collins only lasted THREE days when she appeared on the show last year, before leaving for 'personal reasons'. Reports are suggesting Gemma could be given the chance to appear on I'm A Celebrity again this year.

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Rosie Marcel

Holby City actress Rosie Marcel got tongues wagging when she confessed she'd already had a few meetings with I'm A Celebrity bosses. Speaking on Loose Women, Rosie said, "I've had a couple of meetings. I have spoken to them, it is something I would love to do actually. I think for me it would be an amazing challenge."

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Olivia Attwood

Olivia Attwood hasn't been out of the spotlight since appearing on Love Island in 2017. Not only did she land her own show with her ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes, Olivia is also set to appear on the new series of Celebs Go Dating. But with that show due to end before November, could Olivia be heading into the jungle as well?

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Brendan Cole

After being dropped from Strictly Come Dancing despite appearing on the show for 13 years, Brendan Cole has some spare time on his hands. He told the Daily Star, "I have never had from July 31 until Christmas off. I have never been able to take on any other responsibilities, not even the odd corporate job because your time is devoted to Strictly."Now that time is all of a sudden free, all of the things I wanted to do is now available."

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Catherine Tyldesley

Former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley started rumours when she admitted she'd like to spend more time in Australia so she could visit her family. After shutting down reports that she was set to appear on Strictly Come Dancing, could we see Catherine heading Down Under?

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Kate Garraway

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway has reportedly been approached by I'm A Celebrity bosses, with reports suggesting she could get £150,000 to appear.

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Nigel Farage

He's been rumoured for the last few years, even turning down a reported £1 million in 2016 - so will bosses be able to convince Nigel Farage this year?

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Nick Knowles

DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles revealed in an interview on Lorraine that he'd "never say never," adding, "Do you know what? I think it would be quite fun to do because of all the trials, I quite fancy having a go at that. I get asked every year and I've always said I wouldn't do it but who knows?"

But what was even worse was that her new co-host, Dec - who recently became a first-time father - took to Twitter to laugh at her attempts, even comparing her to notorious former campmate, Gillian McKeith.

He wrote, 'Just watched @Schofe put @hollywills through a #BushtuckerTrial on @thismorning. She was worse than Gillian McKeith! 🤦🏻‍♂️ What the heck are we in for!? #ImACeleb.' [sic]

Phil told the Daily Star that he almost recommended to Holly that she have some sessions with The Speakmans, who work with This Morning to cure people of their fears.

He said, "It’s possible that The Speakmans could help but she hasn’t asked them, I don’t know why she hasn’t done that.

"But if The Speakmans cure Holly of her fear of flying creatures and bugs and anything like that then that would essentially spoil it for all of us. So there’s no way I’m going to take that suggestion to her."

You meanie, Phil!

In Holly's absence, The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes will be stepping into her shoes and presenting This Morning alongside Phil.

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