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Holly and Dec pictured together Down Under ahead of I’m A Celeb

The pair were all smiles the week before launch

We are so excited for next weekend’s arrival of I’m A Celebrity 2018 – and it looks like we’re not the only ones.

Presenter Declan Donnelly and his new co-host Holly Willoughby have been busy working on their chemistry ahead of their on-screen debut, with a night out together on the Gold Coast.

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The pair were seen laughing together at dinner (credit: SplashNews)

Fans were thrilled to get a sneak preview of the new combo of presenters, taking to Twitter to comment: “Can’t wait, good luck Dec and Holly, you both can do this. Do it for ant back home x.”

Another added: “Good luck Dec and Holly can’t wait for the show to start.”

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They walked arm-in-arm to dinner (Credit: SplashNews)

A third wrote: “Even though Ant’s not doing it this year, I’m still glad that it’s going ahead with Dec and Holly because a few months ago we didn’t know what was going to happen #ImACeleb.”

Dec, 42, and Holly, 37, were seen smiling and laughing as they enjoyed dinner and drinks with a couple of friends.

Holly left her husband, Dan Baldwin and three children Harry, nine, Belle, seven, and four-year-old Chester at the hotel for the night.

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Hopefully they have more chemistry than this on screen (Credit: SplashNews)

The This Morning star recently confirmed they’d be joining her in Australia during filming.

She defended the decision to keep the kids out of school for about a month.


The veteran presenter explained: “I’ve had to be really clear with them, they can play for a couple of hours but none of us are on holiday.

“We’re all doing work.”


She added: “The headmaster was amazing. If the kids couldn’t come then it would have been a completely different ball game and I would have had to have a long, hard think about it.”

Read more: I’m A Celebrity’s Holly and Dec “warned of killer sharks”

It follows the exciting ‘confirmation’ of nine celebs entering this year’s jungle.

The trials-heavy reality show starts at 9pm on Sunday 18 November, and will be missing its usual presenter, Ant McPartlin for the first time in its 16 years on the air.

Insiders tell The Sun that former EastEnders actress Rita Simons is a star signing.

The reality show starts next weekend (credit: ITV)

She will reportedly be joined by football manager Harry Redknapp; X Factor star Fleur East; DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles; The Inbetweeners star Emily Atack; The Vamps singer James McVey; The Chase’s Anne Hegerty; Coronation Street star Sair Khan; and Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer.

Read more: EastEnders star Rita Simons ‘confirmed’ for I’m A Celebrity 2018!

What do you think of this line-up? We have a feeling this could be the best series ever.

Do you think Holly and Dec will have good on-screen chemistry? Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think.