Scarlett Moffatt Could Replace Ant McPartlin On I'm A Celeb

Fans were gutted to learn that Ant McPartlin would not be returning to this year's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!, with plenty of people wondering who'd fill his spot...

And now it's being reported that fellow Geordie Scarlett Moffatt will be joining Declan Donnelly in the jungle in place of Ant.

Scarlett, who has previously been crowned queen of the jungle and presented Extra Camp, is a firm favourite to take on the role, according to OK! Magazine.

Ant has abandoned all his on-screen duties until 2019, and Saturday Night Takeaway has been cancelled until 2020.

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

The 42-year-old returned to rehab for a second time earlier this year, following a three-car crash in west London. Ant pleaded guilty to drink driving and was slapped with one of the biggest court fines in British legal history.

Bookies have given good odds for Scarlett to replace Ant, and Stephen Mulhern is also being tipped as an alternative.

In a statement shared on Thursday, Ant explained: "My recovery is going very well and for that to continue - having spoken to Dec and ITV - I have made the decision to take the rest of the year off.

"I'd like to thank both Dec and ITV for their continued support and I look forward to getting back to work in the new year."

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

Dec has shared a few words after it was revealed that Ant wouldn't be appearing alongside him, and it seems like he is fully supportive of his best mate's decision.

The dad-to-be wrote: "Whilst I am obviously sad at the thought of being without my best friend in Australia this year, I am proud of the work Ant has been doing privately and I am fully supportive of his decision.

"I'm looking forward to us both being reunited on screen in 2019."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Scarlett Moffatt

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