Ant and Dec return to screens as I’m A Celeb kicks off this weekend

Ant and Dec return to screens as I’m A Celeb kicks off this weekend

TV presenter Anthony McPartlin will return to screens this weekend as he reunites with Declan Donnelly to host this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

McPartlin has stepped away from the limelight over the last few months, spending a period in rehab following his two-year addiction to super-strength painkillers. He recently revealed he nearly died as he battled depression, alcohol and substance abuse.

Ant and Dec after being presented with their OBEs (John Stillwell/PA)
Ant and Dec after being presented with their OBEs (John Stillwell/PA)

This year’s run of the ITV reality show will see a fresh batch of 10 brave celebrities enter the jungle to face a string of stomach-churning challenges.

McPartlin said he was “feeling great” as he touched down in Brisbane, Australia, ahead of filming.

The line-up of hopefuls this year includes Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine and Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, along with Made In Chelsea’s Georgia “Toff” Toffolo and comedian Shappi Khorsandi.

They will be joined by Boris Johnson’s father Stanley Johnson, boxer Amir Khan, Saturdays singer Vanessa White and YouTube personality Jack Maynard.

From the sports world, ex-footballer Dennis Wise and Rebekah Vardy, wife of England footballer Jamie, will also take part.

As well as the main show, spin-off series Extra Camp will also return this weekend, presented by last year’s jungle queen Scarlett Moffatt and her fellow camper and comedian Joel Dommett, as well as show regular Joe Swash.

:: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! returns to ITV at 9pm on Sunday, followed by I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp at 10.45pm on ITV 2.


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