Ant McPartlin 'escape the spotlight' as I'm A Celeb launches

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Emily Atack

In a move to prove her comedy chops, Holly kicked off the show by parodying her day job on 'This Morning'.

Holly decided enough was enough and asked for the music to be cut - but you have to do more than simply stop the music to stop disco December.

"Thank you, Dec", Holy replied.

And Holly rounded up: "And I'll be meeting a man who saves hundreds of pounds a year by wearing children's clothes".

"Stop, stop, stop", Dec interrupted.

"Stop, stop, stop. That was a private conversation", joked the Geordie TV personality.

As for Dec and Holly's presenting partnership, opinion seems to be split, with some people preferring the duo and others arguing the rapport between the two isn't the same. Holly Willoughby is joining Donnelly as co-presenter for the new series, which will see the likes of football boss Harry Redknapp, DIY SOS host Nick Knowles, ex-EastEnders star Rita Simons and entertainer and actor John Barrowman compete to be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle.

The rumours started after bookies slashed the odds of that happening, following the reaction to her debut episode. A spokesperson said to Hello Magazine that Willoughby will not be replaced, and called the notion 'absolute rubbish'.

Viewers of Monday night's I'm A Celebrity will see Emily try to win stars for camp as she navigates around hundreds of snakes in underground chambers.

"We are very happy with Holly presenting alongside Dec", they said. Get Me Out Of Here! with the show enjoying its most-watched launch since 2013.

I'm A Celeb continues at 9pm on ITV tonight.

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