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Ant McPartlin Wishes Good Luck To Declan Donnelly And Holly Willoughby

Ant McPartlin Wishes Good Luck To Declan Donnelly And Holly Willoughby

The message came hours after Dec wished Ant a happy birthday as he prepares to take on 'I'm A Celeb' with new co-host Holly Willoughby

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

It's all happening today on Ant and Dec's official Twitter account and it's getting us even more excited for the return of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.

First of all Dec and new co-host Holly Willoughby teased fans with a snap of them going to meet the slebs - who include Harry Redknapp, Emily Atack and John Barrowman - then Dec posted a message to mark Ant McPartlin's 43rd birthday.

Now, Ant himself has responded to wish Dec and Holly the 'very best of luck' mocking his best bud (as per) for being 'the little fella'.

It seems as though he'll be keeping a close eye on their performance. Probably hoping they don't do a better job together.

This will be Ant's first season missing from I'm A Celebrity since the first series was broadcast on ITV in 2002. He took the decision following a drink-driving conviction earlier this year.

Ant and Dec after they were presented with OBEs by the Prince of Wales.

Ant has been bombarded with messages from fans ever since Dec's tweet earlier:

One said: "Happy birthday Ant, going to miss you need you back with Dec", another added: "Happy birthday Ant. Thinking of you today, I will miss you on @imacelebtv this time. But please be back very soon. I wish you well mate. You deserve it".

A third commented: "Happy birthday Ant will be missing you in the jungle, be well and come back soon".

ITV confirmed that Holly would be filling in for Ant back in August.

She told The Sun: "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... 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?!"

Ant and Dec presented Holly with the TV Personality Award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2016.

Dec added: "I am hugely grateful to Holly for agreeing to accompany me to Australia this year.

"She was at the top of my list and I'm thrilled she said yes. It will be a different kind of series but we will try our best to ensure it is no less fun and eventful for our loyal viewers.

"I am also pleased to hear Holly is scared of everything. I am almost stupidly excited at the thought of watching her during the eating trials."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: I'm A Celeb Get Me Out, Entertainment, TV and Film, Ant McPartlin, Holly Willougby, Declan Donnelly