Holly Willoughby is gearing up to co-present her first ever series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! with close friend Declan Donnelly – and she’s already getting settled in to jungle life.
With just hours to go before tonight’s launch show, Holly and co-star Declan Donnelly took a stroll around the camp, ready for the first batch of ten stars to arrive.
Holly showed off her super-bronzed legs in a tiny pair of denim shorts, teaming them with a black slogan t-shirt that was partially tucked into her waistband.
She finished off the look with a pair of black study hiking boots – all the better for warding off the leeches, spiders and other creepy-crawlies lying in wait.
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Holly Willoughby and Declan Donnelly prepare to welcome the campmates
The campfire is already lit
Holly shared snaps of herself with Dec posing in Snake Rock camp, captioning them: "Welcome to the jungle! Had a little tour around camp… mind blown! Need to get a wriggle on we’ve got new camp mates to move in! #imaceleb ."
In the background, the red telephone box that the celebs use to communicate during their challenges could be seen – and the ever-present camp fire was already lit, waiting for the first meal to be cooked over it.
The campmates have spent their first wet night in the jungle, after their arrival was delayed due to dangerous thunderstorms in the region.
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Australia’s Met Office had issued a weather warning for Saturday, advising people in the area to stay away from trees as lightning strikes, high winds and huge hailstones were due to pass through.
The celebs got into camp only to be greeted by soaking wet bedding and cooking utensils, as the canopy that keeps the rain off the campfire still allows water in at the sides.
A show source confirmed the bad weather played havoc with the schedule.
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“We delayed sending the contestants into the jungle and the rain and thunder played havoc with plans," they told the Mirror.
"We are pleased they are all in the jungle now for their first night. Nothing major has been affected, but things are damp in there and we narrowly avoided a washout, which would have caused major filming problems for the first episode."
*I’m A Celebrity 2018 kicks off tonight at 9pm on ITV
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