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Ant McPartlin didn't tune into last year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! because he found it 'too hard' to watch Holly Willoughby presenting in his place.
The TV presenter, 43, famously sat out the 2018 run of the jungle-themed reality show, due to his recovery from alcohol dependency and pain killer addiction.
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And with Holly, 37, flown in to present the show alongside Ant's long-term colleague Dec Donnelly, 43, Ant chose not to watch.
'I told the senior executive at ITV that I’m not going to watch the show because it will be hard for me,' he told The Sun On Sunday. 'I wanted the show to be big and thank God it was. Not one part of me wanted that show to fail.'
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Since Holly's success in the role, speculation has been rife that she will return this year, in some capacity.
But Ant quashed those rumours.
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'No it’s not going to be a trio. It’s back to us two (Ant & Dec) this year.
'That was the great thing about Holly. It was a one-year gig. That was the brief, a one-off. I was thankful that it was her because she was looking after my mate out there and looking after the show. And she doesn’t need the work — she can’t get...
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