I'm A Celebrity 2018 launches with best viewing figures in five years

Reports began to circulate that she was facing replacement before the end of the series, stoked by the bookies slashing their odds on the possibility. A spokesperson said to Hello Magazine that Willoughby will not be replaced, and called the notion 'absolute rubbish'. First, there was the misogynistic faux concern over who could possibly look after her children while Willoughby worked on the show; then came scrutiny over her supposed squeamishness, and her chemistry with (long term friend) Declan Donnelly.

I'm A Celebrity returns to ITV and Virgin Media One from 9pm.

With a CV that includes such huge presenting gigs as Dancing On Ice, Celebrity Juice and This Morning, Holly Willoughby would seem like a pretty safe pair of hands for any presenting job. I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and support for a continued recovery. "To me, this serves two purposes, the other is just abuse".

As Andi Peters, the guest for the episode, went on to share his own fact, co-host (and former Queen of the Jungle) Scarlett Moffatt said: "That was me!"

Christmas tales of Doris Day and Judy Garland at Gilded Balloon
Christmas tales of Doris Day and Judy Garland at Gilded Balloon

The Chase star's jungle campmates tried to reassure her as they told her she'd do great.

As Emily Atack was chosen to complete the first "I'm A Celebrity" bush tucker trial of 2018, we see Holly Willoughby freak out nearly as much as the contestant as she admits she's "never seen anything like this".

Scarlett was one of the celebrities who took part in the Tomb of Torment, the first Bushtucker Trial of the 2016 series, Meanwhile, Georgia "Toff" Toffolo and Amir Khan took part in Critter-cal Rescue, the first challenge previous year. Or better yet, just give her a break altogether?

  • Kyle Peterson