Aussie I’m A Celebrity host to replace Ant McPartlin?

She would be perfect!

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! fans were left gutted earlier this month when Ant McPartlin announced he won’t be hosting the show later this year.

Since then, fans of the show have speculated on who will replace Ant alongside co-host Declan Donnelly and a string of names have been suggested.

However, a new name has been thrown into the mix after a campaign went viral this week.

Australian presenter Julia Morris, who has hosted the Oz version of the show for three years, is the new favourite to replace Ant.

Julia Morris on GMB
A footage of Julia presenting the Aussie version of the show went viral this week (Credit: ITV)

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Julia first emerged as a possible contender after a montage of her presenting the Aussie version of the show exploded on social media.

The footage, which has already racked up over one million views, sees Julia giving hilarious one-liners and witty quips, which has left Brits begging ITV to sign her up alongside Dec.

Fans and fellow TV presenters, including Ant and Dec’s close friends, are calling for Julia to take over hosting duties.

Laura Whitmore, who hosted the show’s spin-off Extra Camp, tweeted: “I need Julia in my life.”

X Factor presenter Dermot O’Leary also wrote on Twitter: “She is everything!”

BBC Radio One’s Scott Mills added: “I LOVE JULIA MORRIS.”

Nick Grimshaw tweeted: “Fly her first class to the UK now to host everything.”

And Julia has already said she would jump at the chance to join Dec on the show.

Speaking on Thursday’s edition of Good Morning Britain, she said: “I’d take the job in a heartbeat.

“I am a huge fan of the show and lived in the UK for seven years, and when I came home to Australia and heard they were doing an Australian version, I went lock, stock and two very smoking barrels to get that job because it always looked like the boys were having so much fun.”

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Julia said she would take the job “in a heartbeat” (Credit: ITV)

When asked if she’s ever met Dec, Julia continued: “I’m not convinced we have crossed paths. But I’m a longstanding fan.

“I’m not gonna bring what Ant brings which is a magic that just cannot be described.

“But I would certainly bring something reasonably elderly and slightly overweight to be honest, so that could be something new and interesting on television.”

Julia is the new favourite to replace Ant (Credit: ITV)

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She was also asked about her amazing one-liners, to which she explained: “It’s a bit of a combination salad of my general insanity and we also have some writers on staff who are probably the funnier of them, if I’m being really truthful.”

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