Declan Donnelly responds to claims he'll host I'm A Celeb WITHOUT Ant McPartlin

Holly Willoughby was rumoured to replace Ant

Declan Donnelly responds to claims he'll host I'm A Celeb WITHOUT Ant McPartlin

Declan Donnelly has insisted that he will NOT host I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! without Ant McPartlin.

After Ant entered rehab to battle his issues with prescription drugs and alcohol, rumours were rife that Holly Willoughby was set to replace him on the hit series, which is filmed in Australia.

However, Dec has insisted that he will not host the ITV series without his telly partner, who he's presented the show with since 2002.

A close friend told The Mirror, "Dec wouldn’t work on screen without Ant on any major show and he has said the last thing he would do is go to Australia without him.

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"To say he would consider working with Holly was ridiculous. He is a good friend of hers but he would not do that to Ant.

"Ant and Dec are a team with a huge emotional bond, they are like brothers and Dec will only be hosting I’m A Celebrity with Ant by his side.

"They’ve got months yet to sort things out and the hope is that Ant will bounce back with another hit series of I’m A Celebrity and they will move on from this chapter in their career," they added.

Holly’s team have also branded the claims as “complete nonsense”.

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