Bosses ‘want Holly Willoughby to host I’m A Celeb with Ant and Dec next year’!

Her jungle journey might not be over

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Holly Willoughby has been such a hit on this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! that show bosses apparently want her back to host with Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly!

The 37-year-old stood in for Ant this year, while he takes time out from TV work following his drink-driving arrest. But now it has been reported that Ant is expected to return next year – and he may not be alone.

Mirror TV critic Ian Hyland told ED!: “TV bosses are convinced three will definitely not be a crowd in this trio’s case. They think they could recreate some of the old magic the boys shared with Cat Deeley back in their SM:TV days.”

Holly Willoughby and Dec Donnelly
Holly and Dec had a lot of laughs on the show (Credit: ITV)

Fans have given Holly high praise for her stint alongside Dec this series, branding her a “natural” and telling her she’s done an “amazing” job.

A source told The Daily Star: “The original plan was for Holly to stand in while Ant was off and then hand the baton back. But she’s been such a success that producers are now keen to keep her whatever happens.”

Ant has had time away from the spotlight
Ant’s been having some time off (Credit: Splash)

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The source added: “Many presenters would have crumbled under the pressure of joining such a big show, but Holly stepped up to the plate. The top people at ITV are now really keen to get her back next year.”

The mum-of-three has branded her time on the show “magical” and said there is nowhere else like it.

She shared an adorable picture with her children, Harry, nine, Belle, seven, and four-year-old Chester as she said goodbye to the jungle today.

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Thank you for having us … ❤️💚💙💜

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Meanwhile, Dec, 43, thanked Holly for all her hard work on last night’s finale, which saw 71-year-old Harry Redknapp take the crown.

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However, Holly said during an interview with This Morning today that her time in the jungle was a “one-off piece of heaven”.

Holly in Celebrity Cyclone
She got stuck in on the show (Credit: ITV)

A spokesperson for I’m A Celebrity told ED! they are not aware of conversations about Holly’s return next year.

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