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Holly Willoughby insists Ant McPartlin WILL return to host I'm A Celebrity, as 2018 line-up is 'CONFIRMED'

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The presenter is taking a year out of TV to recover from addiction

Just hours ago, Holly Willoughby was spotted flying out of Gatwick airport as she makes the journey to host I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.

And the 37-year-old presenter has insisted that Ant McPartlin - who she's currently filling in for as he recovers from alcohol and drug addiction - will make a comeback to his TV duties.

Ahead of her debut on the ITV show, Holly revealed that she was lucky the TV legend "trusted" her enough to keep his seat warm while he takes a temporary break.

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She said: "I'm just looking after it until he gets back. It's lovely that he trusted me with it."

But taking over from her pal isn't going to be easy for Holly, who has ben open about her fear of creepy crawlies.

Last month, she had an hilarious outburst on ITV's This Morning during a fake Bush Tucker Trial, which saw her freak out as she put her hand into a mystery box, which just so happened to be last year's winner Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo's head.

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However, Holly has admitted she'll have to "toughen up" and says she'll be going into "mum mode" in order to overcome her worries.

"I'm going to have to toughen up other-wise if I say to contestants, 'Don't worry, you don't have to do this trial if you don't want to', it's obviously going to be a disaster," she told The Sun.

The 2018 line-up has been 'confirmed' with Harry Redknapp, Emily Atack and a surprise star reportedly entering the jungle.

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It has also been reported that former EastEnders' star Rita Simons, The X Factor's Fleur East, DIY SOS' Nick Knowles, The Vamps' James McVey, The Chase's Anne Hegerty, Coronation Street's Sair Khan and Hollyoaks' Malique Thompson-Dwyer will also be going down under.

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I'm A Celebrity is set to kick off on Sunday 18 November, with Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby hosting the show, since Ant stepped down from his TV duties earlier this year.

We can't wait to see it!