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Exclusive: ITV confirms start date details for I’m A Celebrity

It's not long!

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is expected to return to our screens sometime this month.

The new series will be hosted by Dec Donnelly and Holly Willoughby, who will be filling in for Ant McPartlin as he takes the rest of the year off to focus on his sobriety.

According to The Sun, the brand new series will be back on Sunday November 18 with a fresh set of celebrities ready to take on the jungle.

However, a representative for I’m A Celebrity told ED! that they will confirm “early next week” an official start date.

The show will return later this month (Credit: ITV)

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Holly, 37, and Dec, 43, will be jetting out to Australia very soon to get ready for the new series.

It was announced in August that This Morning presenter Holly would be joining Dec Down Under.

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 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 Willoughby, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - Press Day, London UK, 21 May 2018
Holly is excited to be hosting the show with Dec (Credit: Splash / Brett D Cove)

“When is it a good time to tell Dec I’m scared of everything that moves.”

Meanwhile, Dec said he’s “hugely grateful” that Holly agreed to join him on the show.

He gushed: “I am hugely grateful to Holly for agreeing to accompany me to Australia this year.

“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.”

Holly is filling in for Ant, who is taking the rest of the year off (Credit: ITV)

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Mum-of-three Holly later admitted that there’s three things she’s not looking forward to in the jungle – the eating Bushtucker trial, the smells of the trials and when contestants come out of the trials with creepy crawlies all over them.

Holly also revealed her children – son Harry, nine, daughter Belle, seven, and four-year-old son Chester – will be coming with her, which means she’s been speaking to their schools about how that will work.

Last month, it was revealed that Joe Swash, Scarlett Moffatt and Joel Dommett would be returning as hosts of I’m A Celebrity’s spinoff show, Extra Camp.

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