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Friday 14th December 2018

Holly Willoughby shows off farewell gifts ahead of I’m A Celebrity

The star is jetting off to Australia soon

Holly Willoughby has shared her delight at receiving a farewell cake and presents from friends Emma Bunton and Nicole Appleton before heading to Australia for I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!

The TV presenter, who is joining Declan Donnelly to host the reality series later this month, showed off a cake that had "Good Luck Down Under" written across it in icing, and decorations including a koala bear.

Holly wrote: "Mmmmmm yummy … my girls know what I like … thank you beautiful ladies," and tagged singers Appleton and Bunton in the post, along with friend Shiarra Bell.

I couldn’t be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure.

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A second post saw the This Morning presenter revealing a pile of presents from her group of friends.

She flicked through a travel guide for Australia with a mug with her friends' faces printed on it and a cork hat, writing that her friends were "just the best" and that they had "thought of everything".

Holly's role as Dec’s I’m A Celebrity co-host was confirmed in August.

She said in a statement at the time: "I couldn’t be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure. I love Ant [McPartlin] 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."

Holly said she's excited but nervous for her jungle stint (Credit: AMP / FameFlynet.uk.com / SplashNews.com)

She is replacing Ant McPartlin, who has hosted the programme with his presenting partner since it began in 2002.

Ant previously announced he was stepping back from TV commitments and public appearances following a drink-driving conviction.

Rochelle Humes is co-hosting This Morning alongside Phillip Schofield in Holly’s absence.

Holly will be away from This Morning for a few weeks (Credit: ITV)

Read more: Holly Willoughby and lookalike mum show off matching hairdos in new pic

In September, Holly confirmed that she will take her three children to Australia while working on I’m A Celebrity, and that her husband Dan Baldwin and her parents will also join her.

I’m A Celebrity starts on November 18 on ITV.

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