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Thursday 17th October 2019

I'm A Celebrity star Emily Atack 'in talks to replace Scarlett Moffatt on Extra Camp'

She was hugely popular on I'm A Celebrity last year

Emily Atack is reportedly in talks to replace Scarlett Moffatt on I'm A Celebrity's spin-off show Extra Camp.

At the weekend, Scarlett and her co-star Joe Swash announced they had quit hosting the ITV2 show.

Now, it's been reported that Emily - who was runner-up on last year's series of I'm A Celebrity - could be taking Scarlett's spot on the show alongside comedian Joel Dommett.

Emily could reportedly be taking Scarlett's spot on the show (Credit: ITV)

Read more: I'm A Celebrity 2019: Extra Camp hosts Scarlett Moffatt and Joe Swash quit

A source told The Sun: "Emily charmed I’m A Celeb viewers with her bubbly personality and self-depracating jokes. She’s a true professional and can more than handle herself live on camera. She has great energy and doesn’t take herself too seriously.

"She’s been open this year about being comfortable in her own skin and producers think she represents real women. She is already mates with Joel.

"Bosses are also planning to book another male presenter to replace Joe as they think a trio of presenters work well on set, with Joel carrying the show."

A rep for I'm A Celebrity told Ent Daily: "We'll be announcing our presenting line up for I'm A Celebrity Extra Camp nearer transmission."

Ent Daily has contacted reps for Emily for comment.

Joe and Scarlett have quit hosting the spin-off show (Credit: ITV)

It comes after Joe and Scarlett announced they were stepping down from their presenting roles on the spin-off programme.

She’s a true professional and can more than handle herself live on camera.

Joe said he was quitting in order to spend time with his family after welcoming his baby son Rex with girlfriend Stacey Solomon in May.

The star, who also has a son, Harry, from a previous relationship, said in a post on Instagram: "I can’t believe I’m about to say this... For 10 incredible years I’ve been lucky enough to host my favourite show on telly.

"Being a part of the I’m a Celebrity aftershow has been everything I could have dreamed of and more. But I’ve come to the decision that this year I’m going to have to leave my jungle family and stay home with my wonderful real family.

Emily was runner-up on last year's series (Credit: Hewitt / SplashNews.com)

"I don’t want to miss a second with Stacey and our amazing boys so 3 months in Australia just seems too make to bare this year.

"I’m so grateful for everything the jungle has given me and for all of the people who have taken me under their wing and given me memories to last a lifetime.

"I’ve made some unbelievable friends… in fact family… in Oz and I’ll miss you all terribly. @antanddec thank you boys for showing me how it’s done and keeping me on my toes, I’ll be watching every night, missing you both!

"Well It’s not goodbye forever but just for now. Thanks for the memories @imacelebrity it’s been emotional."

Meanwhile, Scarlett said on Instagram: "After chatting to one of my besties @realjoeswashy and seeing his insta post I thought I would do mine to.

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After chatting to one of my besties @realjoeswashy and seeing his insta post I thought I would do mine to. For 3 years I have enjoyed a jungle life, being crowned queen of the jungle and having the greatest time presenting extra camp with Swashy and Joel who I now class as best friends. The jungle absolutely changed my life and I am massively grateful to everybody who voted for me whilst in the jungle and for your constant support to date and everybody who tuned in to extra camp 👸🏽 Massive thank you to all the team including Richard, Angela, Toni, pecks and of course @antanddec and @hollywilloughby @joeldommett and @realjoeswashy but I have got a project that I’ve been working on (alongside my family) that I am very very excited to announce soon. And because of this unfortunately I will not be presenting this years extra camp but I will certainly be tuning in LONG LIVE THE JUNGLE 🕷#jungle #love #extracamp #imaceleb

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Read more: ITV hatching a plan to make Joel Dommett the 'new Dermot O'Leary'

"For 3 years I have enjoyed a jungle life, being crowned queen of the jungle and having the greatest time presenting extra camp with Swashy and Joel who I now class as best friends.

"The jungle absolutely changed my life and I am massively grateful to everybody who voted for me whilst in the jungle and for your constant support to date and everybody who tuned in to extra camp.

"Massive thank you to all the team including Richard, Angela, Toni, pecks and of course @antanddec and @hollywilloughby @joeldommett and @realjoeswashy but I have got a project that I’ve been working on (alongside my family) that I am very very excited to announce soon."

She added: "And because of this unfortunately I will not be presenting this years extra camp but I will certainly be tuning in LONG LIVE THE JUNGLE."

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