It’s only taken one episode but it seems the Great British public has chosen it’s winner of I’m A Celebrity already.
One hour and 45 minutes into the new series and Stanley Johnson has already emerged as fans’ favourite to win the entire thing.
It seems pretty obvious where Boris Johnson gets his buffoon-like charm from as his old man Stanley has already got people talking about just how funny he is.
Of course, Stanley isn’t the Foreign Secretary and putting British nationals’ lives at risk abroad but he seems to possess the very same sort of charm that has led his son to such success in the political sphere.
Stanley began the series not knowing who legendary Geordie hosts Ant and Dec were which fans absolutely loved:
Right, started watching #ImACeleb 20 mins late. Stanley Johnson has no idea who Ant & Dec are let alone who the "celebs" are.
— AmnaW (@amnaw) November 19, 2017
I'm only here for Ant & Dec… And Stanley Johnson now. #ImACeleb
— BLANK PAGE (@DJBlankPage) November 19, 2017
— ❄️? Lauren ❄️? (@TinieRedHead10) November 19, 2017
Does Stanley Johnson know what show he is going on?? Who are they to ant & dec!! Seriously?? They are national treasures!! #ImACeleb2017
— Jaime (@jaimeeloise) November 19, 2017
— Tracey Tanner (@TLuv79) November 19, 2017
Stanley Johnson “who are Ant & Dec?” ??? #ImACelebrity
— Charlotte Cooper (@CoopsCharlotte) November 19, 2017
Stanley Johnson – "who are Ant & Dec?"
Reply: "they're are the hosts"
Stanley Johnson – "what's a reality show?"
Reply: "it's what you're on now"
— Ｆａｎｎｉ Ｃｏｍｐｔｏｎ (@fanni_compton) November 19, 2017
As if that didn’t get people falling in love with him quickly enough, it was his first challenge that also got people belly-laughing.
He had to out his hand into some holes where nasty critters were lurking to pick out some pieces of a puzzle. But it was his little anecdote about squids afterwards that had people really talking.
While he had been bitten by a critter (a crab) he didn’t have a clue and thought it could have been a squid before telling the British public a little knwon fact about squids having vicious beaks with which they bite.
I think Stanley is hoping to narrate the next Blue Planet with his squid facts … #fromitvtobbc
— Faith Mitchell (@faithsummerx) November 19, 2017
— Brendan Rogue (@sexistboss) November 19, 2017
i feel like stanley is the most ideal person to be stuck in the jungle with? i want more squid facts!! #ImACeleb
— jungle jack ? (@finnsmoose) November 19, 2017
Just love how posh Stanley is!! A prawn or a squid got me with it claw ??? #ImACeleb
— Gem Mounsey? (@gemmounsey) November 19, 2017
When Attenborough retires get Stanley in. That squid fact blew my mind! #ImACeleb
— Liam Cawtheray (@Liam_Cawth) November 19, 2017
Stanley saying he thinks he was bitten by a prawn or a squid ? #ImACeleb
— Bethany (@_bethanylouisee) November 19, 2017
Stanley's voice/ squid facts has me laughing deffo my fave
— Connor (@ConnorBevs) November 19, 2017
— Heather Galliford (@hgalliford) November 19, 2017
Maths exams. Squid beaks. I knew Stanley would give absolutely zero fucks about these challenges. In his own world. #ImACeleb
— lucy croxford (@croxocube) November 19, 2017
It seems Stanley is already the people’s favourite to win…
Stanley to win
— Holly Wishart (@Holwishart) November 19, 2017
— Miss Shazzle dazzle (@miss_shazzle) November 19, 2017
Stanley Johnson should win comfortably this year seen as he is a fuckin tory reptile so fits right in the jungle hahaha am i right pic.twitter.com/CPWuN7Ovvw
— pickers (@PickeringJack99) November 19, 2017
Stanley Johnson 100% for the win
— Eilidh (@eilidh__w) November 19, 2017
Shall we all just agree to save 3 weeks of our lives. End the show. And let Stanley win? #ImACeleb
— Tom Birtles (@RealTomBirtles) November 19, 2017
At this rate Stanley is going to win this at a dressage.
I would have said a canter, but that is too common… #ImACeleb
— Billo (@Billo20Four7) November 19, 2017
But that’s not all the British public were talking about as Dec opened up the show with a savage joke about Ant’s stint in rehab.
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
Hilariously, that wasn’t the only joke Dec made about Ant’s time in rehab.
Shortly before the end of the show, Dec asked Ant where he’d been all summer, leaving Ant to defend himself by smiling into his mug of tea and telling everyone he was busy.
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.