I’m A Celebrity fans DIVIDED over new host Holly Willoughby

It was Holly's debut on the show


by Alex Ross |
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We've been patiently waiting for the brand new series of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here to return since the moment Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo won the show last year, and as the popular show hit our screens last night, it certainly didn't disappoint!

Whilst a number of viewers have dubbed this year's line-up 'the best ever', popular host Ant McPartlin is missing from the series, as he takes time out to recover from his addictions - making it the first time in the show's history that Dec Donnelly has presented with somebody else.

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Ant has been replaced by This Morning star Holly Willoughby, after Dec revealed the heartbreaking reason why he couldn't present with another man, and as the show kicked off last night (Sunday 18th November), she certainly made an impact.

Some viewers loved Holly on the show, one user wrote, 'I actually love holly on I’m a celeb', with another adding, 'Already loving Holly!' [sic}

Another added, 'I’m a celeb is back ... honestly wouldn’t be watching it if anyone else but holly willoughby was presenting i love her'. [sic]

However, a number of viewers weren't sold on Holly, with many expressing how much they miss Ant. One user wrote, 'Nothing I miss more than Ant on I’m a celeb rn 😭sorry I love holly but it’s just not the same. #ImACeleb. [sic]

Another then wrote, 'Love Holly Willoughby usually, but not on I’m a celeb. @antanddec I miss Ant 🤕'. [sic]

Despite a number of fans thinking Holly and Dec didn't quite have the 'chemistry', viewing figures for last night's launch show were MASSIVE, with the audience peaking at 11.9 million viewers.

Meanwhile, back to the show, fans were LOVING the line-up as this year's 10 celebs made their way into the famous jungle.

See how much this year's I'm A Celebrity cast are getting paid:


I'm A Celebrity 2018 salaries - radio stacked

Sair Khan1 of 11

Sair Khan

It's been reported that Coronation Street actress Sair Khan may have secured a £40,000 payment for her stay in the jungle.

Anne Hegerty2 of 11

Anne Hegerty

The Chase star Anne Hegerty could take home between £60,000 to £80,000.

Nick Knowles3 of 11

Nick Knowles

It's thought TV presenter Nick Knowles has landed a big deal of around £200,000.

Fleur East4 of 11

Fleur East

Negotiations appear to have gone on for a while, but it's thought that Fleur East has been offered between £50,000 and £70,000.

James McVey5 of 11

James McVey

The Vamps star James McVey is thought to have secured a pay cheque of £40,000.

John Barrowman6 of 11

John Barrowman

It's been reported that I'm A Celeb bosses wanted John on the show for years, so they paid between £120,000 to £200,000 to get him on board.

Malique Thompson-Dwyer7 of 11

Malique Thompson-Dwyer

20-year-old Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer might have only been paid about £15,000.

Harry Redknapp8 of 11

Harry Redknapp

It was recently revealed that football manager Harry Redknapp is being paid £500,000 for his stint in the jungle.

Emily Atack9 of 11

Emily Atack

Emily's fee might be as low as £15,000 but it's been reported that she will have been paid £40,000.

Rita Simons10 of 11

Rita Simons

EastEnders star Rita could be paid between £80,000 and £100,000 for her three weeks in the jungle.

Noel Edmonds11 of 11
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Noel Edmonds

It was recently revealed that Noel Edmonds may be heading into the jungle this year and it's claimed he will be the highest paid contestant at £600,000!

Despite The Chase star Anne Hegerty breaking down in tears and threatening to quit, the celebs currently vacating Snake Rock were quick to rally around her, showing their team bond.

On tonight's show, viewers will see the first Bush-tucker trial of the series, with The Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack taking on 'The Viper Pit'.

I'm A Celebrity continues on ITV every night at 9pm.

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