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16th Nov 2022

ITV I’m A Celebrity host Ant McPartlin threatens to ‘walk’


‘I’m walking. Not just off Instagram Live, off the show!’

Ant McPartlin has threatened to walk off the show after I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here fans left him fuming.

The co-host of the ITV reality show was back on screens this week alongside sidekick Dec Donnelly bringing viewers all the latest jungle action.

It comes as Matt Hancock got to sit out the latest Bushtucker trial, with Chris Moyles, Boy George and Babatunde Aleshe taking part in the Angel of Agony after viewers spared the former health secretary from his seventh consecutive outing.


The trial saw Boy George chanting while navigating a box full of critters to find a star while the group stood in three different boxes where they were covered in creepy crawlies.

The threesome couldn’t hold their nerves and ultimately won just three out of the 11 available stars. Even Ant and Dec said afterward that it was “frustrating to watch” Back in the studio, Dec joked: “Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, what a performance. Three pathetic stars.”

Ant added: “Yeah their names are George, Baba and Chris.” Dec continued: “Baba was really upset with his performance. He’s carried his disappointment back into the camp, he just needs to drop it”, before Ant quipped: “He’ll have no problem with dropping it, my friend. Wasn’t he awful?”

And it appears the frustration hadn’t quite left Ant as he and Dec appeared on an Instagram Live following the latest show.

The Geordie duo were asking viewers for their thoughts and opinions on latest jungle action while also asking for their suggestions on who the show should sign up as campmates for the next series.

But some of the outlandish requests got to Ant and he didn’t hold back. “Hold on… Taylor Swift… next year,” Ant said picking up on one of the comments made during their live appearance on the social media platform. As Dec laughed in the background, Ant stood in front of the camera and fumed: “Right, seriously. It’s getting beyond a joke now because you’re an idiot for saying that.

“An idiot. That is all.” As he went to return to his spot behind Dec, his co-star said: “Just stay there, someone’s said Ed Sheeran.” Kicking off again, Ant raged: “Right, you’re a bigger idiot because he’s never going to do it. Taylor Swift’s not going to do it, Ed Sheeran’s not going to do it… Peter Kay is NOT going to do it. He’s just announced a tour, you idiot!”

“Right, you’re really winding me up now. If this is just going to be you saying a load of famous people’s names who are never going to do the jungle then I’m walking,” Ant continued after seeing Prince Harry mentioned in the comments. “Not just off Instagram Live, off the show!”

Dec quizzed: “Off the show?” to which Ant succumbed: “I won’t walk off the show.”

It comes after Ant and Dec revealed who was at top of their campmate wishlist – former footballer Roy Keane. “We’ve asked him on a few occasions,” Ant said, with Dec adding: “Roy Keane is top of our list!” Ant then teased: “And he’s been close to saying yes so maybe next year could be the year! Come on Roy Keane!’ while Dec chimed in: ‘I would love Roy Keane!”

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