There's One Major Person Missing From The I'm A Celeb Group Chat

Philip Schofield previously revealed he's in an exclusive group WhatsApp chat with I'm A Celebrity hosts, Holly Willoughby and Declan Donnelly, but Dec's usually co-host, Ant McPartlin, isn't in it.

The This Morning host recently opened up about the group chat which was made in preparation for Holly jetting off to Australia along with Dec, while Ant continues with his rehabilitation treatment at home.

He admitted that in previous years he's had a group chat with Ant and Dec to keep up to date with all the jungle gossip and discuss the series.

Although, when asked whether he'd spoken to Ant about this year's jungle antics, Phil told the Mirror: "I think Ant is concentrating on himself and so no - we're all letting him get well."

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

However, he did add how he'd been speaking to Holly throughout the current series, explaining: "It's me, Dec and Holly. I started it when they went out.

"I didn't say anything the day of her first show, or the lead up to her first show, or during her first show as the last thing you want to do is be distracted.

"Both Ant and Dec and myself have also got a WhatsApp group for when they were out there. They're very much like me. You can text or WhatsApp someone during a commercial break or long VT.

Holly struggled to watch the Dreaded Deliveries trial. (Credit: ITV/I'm A Celebrity)
Holly struggled to watch the Dreaded Deliveries trial. (Credit: ITV/I'm A Celebrity)

"I got the first WhatsApp from [Holly] on the group during a commercial break and thought 'that's it, she's comfortable'."

This year's I'm A Celeb has broken its own record yet again as Holly's helped bring the highest weekly ratings the ITV show has ever seen.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

In its first week, the series gained an impressive average of 12.6 million, which is up a huge 1.8 million views compared to last year.

I'm A Celebrity continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.

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Emma Rosemurgey

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