What year did Holly Willoughby present I'm A Celebrity? | The Sun

ANT And Dec have hosted I'm A Celebrity since it first burst onto our screens in 2002.

However, during the show's history there was one year where the ITV series was presented by Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby instead.

When did Holly Willoughby present I'm A Celebrity?

Holly Willoughby stepped into co-host I'm A Celebrity with Dec in 2018.

It came after Ant McPartlin took time off from the show due to personal reasons following his conviction for drink driving.

This Morning host Holly was ITV bosses first choice to take on the role and they used a big cash offer to tempt her in.

A TV source told The Sun back in 2018: “Holly was the first choice to stand in for Ant on the show and the six figure offer reflected how much they wanted to get her on board.

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“She’s so popular and she’s got a great relationship with Dec, it was a no brainer.

“Holly’s worth her weight in gold and the fee reflects that.”

Meanwhile, Holly said in a statement at the time: "I couldn’t be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure.

"I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and support for a continued recovery. These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit…

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"Honestly, I’m a huge fan of I’m A Celebrity and actually feel like I’ve won a competition to go and hang out on my favourite show!

"When is it a good time to tell Dec I’m scared of everything that moves?!"

While ITV said: "Holly will join Dec for the 18th series of this much loved family show, as Ant McPartlin takes a break from TV presenting."

ITV’s Director of Television, Kevin Lygo added: “Holly is a brilliant presenter with a wicked sense of humour who has always enjoyed a great friendship and rapport with Ant and Dec – I have no doubt she will take to Jungle life, if not the critters, really quickly.”

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When she took on the I'm A Celebrity presenting gig, Holly was away from This Morning from October 18, 2018 until January 7, 2019.

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While she was off Rochelle Humes hosted the show alongside Phillip Schofield.

The former Saturday star is a huge hit on This Morning, and has continued to fill in for Holly ever since.

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