Dec Rips Ant’s Stint In Rehab With Savage Joke In Opening Minute Of I’m A Celeb

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Ant McPartlin’s return to I’m A Celebrity could not have gone down better with fans as he immediately made a joke of his stint in rehab with Dec.

Barely a minute went by without the nation’s favourite comedy duo making fun of Ant’s traumatic time in rehab.

His well-documented battle with prescription drugs he supposedly became addicted to after suffering chronic pain in his right knee almost meant he’d be missing the show while he recovered.

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But after months of rumour, Ant returned to Australia to begin filming I’m A Celebrity and fans could not have been happier with his comeback.

It’s hard not to disagree Ant’s return to our TV screens is welcome after such a rough year.

But the joke he made with Dec is what has really got people talking.

After the Geordie duo did their usual ‘Get Me Out Of Heeeeeeeeeeere’ scream on the bridge, they moved over to the studio with the TV where Dec happily began ‘reading off the autocue’.

He said:

Welcome back to I’m A Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here. Me and the gorgeous Holly Willoughby…

Before being cut off by Ant who wondered why he’d said that.

Dec hilariously checked his earpiece where he told people he was reading off the old autocue because he ‘thought Ant wasn’t going to make it’.

Ant quickly set the record straight and said ‘as if he wasn’t going to be here’ before embracing Dec in a hug.

Fans were loving it…

A class start to what promises to be a class show!


George Pavlou

George Pavlou

Taking the idea of 'being woke' to a whole new level over a decade-long career in sport, court and online news, George has worked for titles and agencies including ESPN FC, Eurosport, LADbible and Court News UK. He may not have a degree but does have an unhealthy obsession with Lord of the Rings.