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.
Buzzing to see ant back though looking good fair play to him #imaceleb
— Tom Johnston ⚽️ (@officialtom2000) November 19, 2017
The thing im most happy about is seeing ant back and looking happy and healthy again, wouldn't be the same without him, so glad hes recovering :) #ImACeleb
— Becky ? (@itsbecky__) November 19, 2017
— Steph O'Hara (@stephohara) November 19, 2017
So excited that #ImACeleb is back. Great to see Ant looking so well
— sandra (@sandyn75) November 19, 2017
Ahh, lovely to see Ant and Dec back together with big hugs ? #Imaceleb
— Inspired Fitness FX (@IFFXFitness) November 19, 2017
— Hannah (@minifletch5) November 19, 2017
It’s no secret ant has had a rough year But you would never know looks as gorgeous as ever #ImACeleb
— Sean Fergsuon (@fergu65) November 19, 2017
— ?Bee ? (@beebeelooloo) November 19, 2017
Think the highlight of #imaceleb has to be having Ant back on our screens
— Jade?? (@BellasNumptyx) November 19, 2017
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’.
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…
— shan? (@Shannon_Leech) November 19, 2017
— Jen (@Jenni_Jen18) November 19, 2017
#imaceleb "with me Dec and Holly Wil…." Class intro! haha
— Chrissy Kinloch (@djchrissykay) November 19, 2017
Good to see Ant back on our telly and looking so well. That opening gag about Holly Willoughby was the perfect way to address the last few months. #ImACeleb
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) November 19, 2017
That was the most perfect link ever. Holly Willoughby who? ? #ImACeleb
— aims (@amy0brienn_) November 19, 2017
— Lucy Jones (@ByLucyJones) November 19, 2017
— Róisin (@roisinh_) November 19, 2017
— Kat Wright (@k8pants) November 19, 2017
"…with the gorgeous Holly Willoughby"… wrong script ?
— Max (@MaxFassbrause) November 19, 2017
A class start to what promises to be a class show!
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.