Ant McPartlin 'leaves I'm A Celebrity WhatsApp group to concentrate on recovery'

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

Holly struggled to watch the Dreaded Deliveries trial.

"I am so pleased it's worked out so well for Dec in what was a tricky situation".

"It's me, Dec and Holly".

He added: "But I can assure you it's very much a caretaker role". Don't get too attached. "Dec got very lucky - he's looking after my telly wife".

I'm A Celebrity fans have gone wild for Holly, who reportedly earned £1.7 million past year, with an extra 1.8 million viewers tuning in this series.

While the TV presenter's fashion choices have garnered favourable reviews during the series, her two-tone denim miniskirt with PVC pockets - priced at £485 from Ellery - proved to be a real faux pas.

Viewers were quick to mock her sartorial decision, with one tweeting: 'Why does Holly Willoughby's skirt look like Darth Vader?

She told Red Magazine earlier this month: "I feel like now I'm getting older, I'm much happier with my face than I was when I was younger". I started it when they went out.

Ant might not be part of the jungle fun this year but Phillip has been getting all the gossip from Holly and December.

He said: "That's not a game we play".

Just make sure it's on the weekend guys, we know what you two are like with a tequila hangover!

Do you think Holly should permanently replace Ant?