BREAKING: I’m a Celebrity officially announce Ant McPartlin’s replacement

She 'couldn't be more excited' to join Dec

Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly host I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

by Carl Smith |

Holly Willoughby has officially been announced as Ant McPartlin's replacement on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! as he continues to take a break from TV.

The This Morning host will join Dec Donnelly in presenting duties later this year and says she 'couldn't be more excited' for the 'next jungle adventure.'

In a statement released by ITV, Holly says: "I couldn’t be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure. I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and support for a continued recovery.

"These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit... Honestly, I’m a huge fan of I’m a Celebrity and actually feel like I’ve won a competition to go and hang out on my favourite show! When is it a good time to tell Dec I’m scared of everything that moves?!"

Dec added that he's 'super excited' to have Holly take part in the show's infamous Bushtucker Trials. He said: "I am hugely grateful to Holly for agreeing to accompany me to Australia this year,” he said. “She was at the top of my list and I’m thrilled she said yes. It will be a different kind of series but we will try our best to ensure it is no less fun and eventful for our loyal viewers.

"I am also pleased to hear Holly is scared of everything. I am almost stupidly excited at the thought of watching her during the eating trials!"

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I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here winners radio stacked

1. Tony Blackburn
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Tony Blackburn was the first celebrity to win the show back in 2002.

2. Phil Tufnell
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England cricketer Phil Tufnell won the show with his hilarious personality in 2003.

3. Kerry Katona
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Kerry Katona was the first woman to win the show in 2004.

Joe Pasquale
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Joe Pasquale won the show when it returned later in the year of 2004.

Carol Thatcher
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Journalist Carol Thatcher won the show in 2005 when she beat soap stars Sheree Murphy and Sid Owen.

Matt Willis
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Busted member Matt Willis was a popular winner in 2006.

Christopher Biggins
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Lovable Biggins shared the jungle with the likes of Katie Hopkins and Janice Dickinson and went on to win the show in 2007.

Joe Swash
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Cheeky chap Joe Swash swapped EastEnders for the jungle and won the show in 2008.

9. Gino D'Acampo
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The nation fell in love with Gino in 2009.

10. Stacey Solomom
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After showing off her bubbly personality on The X Factor, Stacey Solomon entered the jungle and won the show in 2010.

11. Dougie Poynter
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McFly guitarist Dougie Poynter was crowned King of the Jungle ahead of TOWIE's Mark Wright in 2011.

Charlie Brooks
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EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks couldn't believe it when Ant and Dec announced her as the winner in 2012.

13. Kian Egan
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After 22 days in the jungle, Westlife star Kian Egan was crowned the King in 2013.

Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty
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Retired world super bike racer Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty won over the viewing public in 2014.

Vicky Pattison
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Vicky Pattison showed a different side to her usual Geordie Shore antics, winning over the public and being crowned Queen of the Jungle.

Scarlett Moffatt
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Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt was crowned Queen of the Jungle after winning the show in 2016.

Georgia Toff
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Made In Chelsea star Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo won the show in 2017 after beating Jamie Lomas.

Harry Redknapp
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Former football manager Harry Redknapp is the current King of the Jungle after beating Emily Atack in 2018.

Jacqueline Jossa
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Despite the likes of Ian Wright and Caitlyn Jenner signing up for the 2019 series, it was former EastEnders actress Jac Jossa who was crowned Queen of the Jungle, beating Coronation Street's Andy Whyment in the final.

Giovanna Fletcher
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Podcaster Giovanna Fletcher became the first ever Queen of the Castle in 2020, going up against the likes of Shane Richie, Vernon Kay and Mo Farah!

Danny Miller
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Emmerdale actor Danny Miller became the first ever KING of the Castle in 2021 after a hectic series. He went up against the likes of David Ginola, Simon Gregson and Frankie Bridge!

Ant has taken a break from presenting duties following his return to rehab earlier this year, with ITV explaining he'll return 'when he is well.'

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