Phillip Schofield has insisted that Holly Willoughby will not permanently replace Ant on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
The mother-of-three’s co-host has told fans that she will not return to the jungle next year, as she is simply Ant’s stand-in for the time being.
“Holly has been a triumph in the Jungle,” Phillip told the Daily Star.
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“I am so pleased because it’s worked out so well for Dec in what was a tricky situation. It was always going to be a difficult series for Dec so I was happy Holly was able to step in,” he continued.
“But I can assure you it’s very much a caretaker role. Don’t get too attached,” the 56-year-old insisted.
Meanwhile, Rochelle Humes has been filling in for Holly on This Morning and Phillip said that it’s been great co-hosting with the singer: “It has been lovely working with Rochelle, she was my first choice and it’s been great fun.”
“But Dec got very lucky – he’s looking after my telly wife. When Holly gets back we will go out for a drink and a catch-up about it all,” the presenter continued.
The final of I’m a Celeb is set to air this weekend, but Holly’s official return date to This Morning has yet to be announced.