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BAFTA Viewers In Bits As Ant McPartlin Pushes Holly Willoughby To Pick Up Award

The BAFTAs saw I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here pick up the gong for Best Reality and Constructed Factual Show last night, and Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were sure to honour Holly Willoughby with the award.

Holly stepped in for Ant during I'm A Celeb 2018 after the Geordie TV personality temporarily stepped back from all his presenting duties following a drink-drive charge and stint in rehab.

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While he didn't appear on the show at all, Ant did join his long-time co-host Dec on stage with the rest of the jungle team, but ensured Holly was also there right up with them.

As the award was announced on Sunday evening at the Royal Festival Hall on London's Southbank, Ant gave Holly a push towards the stage to make sure she accepted the award after all her hard work on I'm A Celebrity last year.

Dec also gave Holly a nod in the speech as they accepted the BAFTA together, much to the delight of the crowds.

Credit: BBC One
Credit: BBC One

"Thank you Holly for helping me out last year," Dec started his speech, which was met by applauds from those sitting in the audience.

Making it clear that Ant felt like he couldn't accept the award either, Dec continued: "You did a fantastic job standing in for Ant, who has reluctantly come up here tonight."

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"There he is!" Dec said, pointing out Ant, "He's still part of the team, so we wanted him up here to celebrate as well."

Viewers watching the show took to Twitter moved by their sweet tribute to Holly.

After the show, Holly wrote on Instagram: "Thank you @bafta ... so honoured to have been part of the incredible team @imacelebrity 2018."

Congrats to the I'm A Celeb team!

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity Entertainment

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

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