Ant will return to I’m A Celeb next month

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Scarlett Moffatt has insisted Ant McPartlin will be presenting this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Reports had suggested the popular TV host would not be heading to the jungle in November but Scarlett exclusively told The Sun Online Ant would be joining her and Declan Donnelly in Australia.

Speaking at the Pride of Britain Awards last night, she told us: "I'm so excited to be back with Ant and Dec.
"I was texting Dec yesterday about it. I've been packed for three weeks. It's not long now."

She continued: "The intention is [that Ant will be there]. We’ve spoken yeah. He’s doing well."

Ant is readjusting back to normal life following a two month rehab stint due to struggles with prescription painkiller addiction.

And production on the series was pushed back for three weeks in order to give the TV star enough time to rest and recover ahead of his work commitments.

Scarlett also could hide her excitement about the upcoming series as she continued: "I am so excited for I’m A Celeb! I want a girl to win it, I want to put a crown on a woman this year.

"And I hope whoever wins it has as much luck as I have had this year because it’s been incredible."

She added: "I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous but the excitement is overtaking the nerves.
"I was with Joel the other day and we didn’t know if we were even doing Xtra camp."

Scarlett admitted: "He messaged me and asked me, ‘Am I doing Xtra camp?’

"And I was like, ‘Don’t ask me mate!’ Until we’re told we don’t know!"

Scarlett's words come after Ant's presenting partner Dec reportedly told pals he "would never" host the ITV1 show without Ant. 

Pals previously told The Mirror that Dec has no intention on working without Ant on any "major" show, and added: "He has said the last thing he would do is go to Australia without him."

Ant and Dec have co-hosted the hit reality contest since 2002.

The new series start is set to start next month.

Ant, who got hooked on painkillers after an agonising knee op, jetted off to California earlier this month with agent Paul Worsley.

A source close to the star said: “He’s gone to get away from the spotlight. He’s in recovery and it’s important he has time and space.

“Paul’s gone to provide support. He is one of his closest friends.”

A TV insider added: “Ant needed some space away. Everyone completely understands.”

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