Vicky Pattison has given her give a boost to to fellow Geordie Ant McPartlin as I’m a Celeb… Compile Me Out of Here! gears up to hit screens with out him.
The frequent presenter changed into as soon as compelled to desert his day job as one half of of loved presenting duo Ant and Dec earlier this yr after pleading responsible to drink-riding, with ITV bosses confirming This Morning’s Holly Willoughby would be taking his web page in the hit jungle jabber.
As I’m a Celeb prepares to advance assist later this month, Vicky has admitted she’s cheerful Ant is taking some destroy day to ‘glimpse after quantity 1’ after 17 years in the spotlight.
‘I deem it’s so crucial that Ant is taking some destroy day for himself,’ the light Geordie Shore megastar told Metro.co.uk.
‘Whenever you glimpse at his lifestyles and glimpse at his work schedule over the final 17 years, they’re so well-liked and so relatable and heavenly that they’ve been in such inquire.
‘He’s by no arrangement in actuality had a 2nd to himself and I deem that it’s crucial that he’s taking some time to glimpse after quantity 1.’
Vicky’s feedback advance three months after Ant confirmed he would be taking a destroy from television presenting tasks except 2019, having helmed I’m a Celeb with Dec since 2002.
The announcement adopted in the wake of a turbulent yr for Ant, who sought rehabilitation medication for prescription drug and alcohol addiction in 2017 sooner than being charged with drink-riding – ensuing in a hefty £86,000 comely and 20-month riding ban – in March.
Sharing an announcement at the time, Ant explained: ‘My recovery goes very smartly and for that to continue having spoken to Dec and ITV, I hang made the resolution to utilize the relaxation of the yr off.’
Talking of Holly’s unusual appointment, Vicky talked about ITV bosses couldn’t hang picked an even bigger stand-in and admitted she changed into as soon as furious to glimpse what the unusual presenting duo would elevate to the cherished jabber.
‘I don’t deem we could’ve requested for an even bigger person to stand into his shoes,’ the 30-yr-light persisted.
‘Holly is a gigantic presenter and also a appetizing girl. I deem the indisputable truth that she requested his permission sooner than she took the job lawful speaks volumes.
‘So yeah, in actuality furious for the unusual line-up, this could occasionally perchance be a particular and enjoyable and dynamic however I also can’t wait to glimpse Ant assist and battling fit.’
Holly is decided to flit out to Australia with her teens Harry, nine, Belle, seven, and Chester, four later this month, and could well be confronted with a gruelling work schedule, reportedly clocking in 17-hour days and 1am wake-up calls.
Alternatively, Vicky, who changed into as soon as crowned queen of the jungle in 2015, won’t be joining the duo Down Under to co-show the jabber’s run-off sequence, I’m a Celeb… Compile Me Out of Here Now!, as she did in 2016.
As a substitute, the truth megastar published she’s going to seemingly be taking on the goal of I’m a Celeb reporter for Simply Morning Britain and This Morning covering the total jungle events from the UK.
‘I’ll be assist on the sofa,’ she smiled.
‘I’m not ready to let move of the jungle yet.’
Vicky attended the starting up event of McDonald’s McCafé cups, and Millionaire’s Latte at Wah London, as fragment of their #ReindeerReady marketing and marketing campaign.
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