I am a celebrity: where is Ant McPartlin? Why is not the presenter in the jungle?

For the first time I'm a celebrity … get me out of here! history, Ant McPartlin does not go to the jungle.

This year presenting partner Declan Donnelly presents his annual Australian trip without his best friend – but where is Ant, and who takes his place?

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Why does Ant McPartlin not do I am a celebrity this time?

Every 17 series of the show has presented Ant and Dec as presenters and their jokes and jokes have had a major impact on the success of the ITV program.

In 2017 there was the question of whether Ant Down Down Under would make because he had an addiction to painkillers in the detoxification clinic after a knee injury, but he managed to get back to work just in time, because I am a celebrity.

However, earlier this year the personal problems of Ant resurfaced and the reality TV competition.

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At the beginning of the year, he announced that he and his wife, Lisa Armstrong, broke up after 11 years of marriage and that Ant had gone out since his former PA, Anne-Marie Corbett.

In August he said that he was still working on his rehabilitation for painkillers and alcohol addiction on prescription, and that he would stop working until 2019.

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He said: "My recovery is going very well and to keep saying that with Dec and ITV, I made the decision to close the rest of the year."

Dec completed the last few episodes of their Saturday Night Takeaway entertainment show and is again at the helm of I & # 39; m a Celebrity – but without Ant.

Why was he in court?

In March it became clear that the recovery of Ant had taken a step back when he was involved in a car accident in London.

He was charged with driving under the influence and immediately after the accident agreed to suspend the presentation obligation on TV, as a result of which Dec ended with the solo hosting of Saturday Night Takeaway.

Ant pleaded guilty of drunk driving at the Magistrates & Court of Wimbledon and was fined £ 86,000, as well as a 20-month ban.

Who will take his place in the jungle?

Let's face it, I'm a Celeb just will not be the same without Ant and Dec on the top form of the show.

ITV has succeeded in setting up one of their favorite stars, this guest of the Morning Holly Willoughby, to become a member of Dec in the jungle.

A reshuffle at This Morning means that Rochelle Humes will join her for five weeks next to Phillip Schofield, but Holly will return just in time to get back to Phil to organize Dancing on Ice in the new year.

Meanwhile, Ant and Dec have recently held talks in the office of their manager who is thought to be about Ant's comeback, so who knows, we could see the duo back in the jungle in 2019.

I'm a celebrity … get me out of here! will start on ITV on Sunday 18 November at 21:00.

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