I’m A Celebrity 2018: Holly Willoughby makes huge blunder and Dec is not happy

Holly Willoughby made a big blunder during her first I’m A Celebrity trial.

The This Morning host, who is standing in for missing Ant McPartlin this year, got off to a strong start and was a hit with fans.

Viewers praised Holly for bringing a "funny, caring vibe" to the show, but others insisted she was too "wooden" and the chemistry with co-host Dec Donnelly just wasn’t there.

Holly shook off the nerves and looked composed in the studio, but she made a mistake during the first challenge, which was pre-recorded a couple of days ago.

The contestants had to climb up a metal tower, which was 100ft above the jungle floor, and collect numbered flags.

I'm A Celebrity 2018: Holly Willoughby makes huge blunder and Dec is not happy

Dec showed Holly the time on the stopwatch
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I'm A Celebrity 2018: Holly Willoughby makes huge blunder and Dec is not happy

She had forgotten what the other team got
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The team that did the challenge in the quickest time would be crowned the winners, but it helps if someone remembers the times.

Confused Holly said: "I can’t remember what the others got."

Despairing co-host Dec was dumbstruck as Holly reiterated that she could not remember the red team’s time.

"I’m not good with numbers," she added, but luckily the producers had written it down.

I'm A Celebrity 2018: Holly Willoughby makes huge blunder and Dec is not happy

Holly was left to think about her mistake
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Dec announced that both teams got all 10 stars, but one did it faster than the other.

The yellow team, Rita Simons and James McVey, got a time of 10 minutes and 47 seconds.

While the reds, comprised of John Barrowman and Sair Khan, got a slower time of 11 minutes and 36 seconds.

I'm A Celebrity 2018: Holly Willoughby makes huge blunder and Dec is not happy

Dec didn’t seem very impressed
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Some viewers were not content with Holly as a presenter and took to Twitter to complain

One viewer said: "You’re no good at presenting either. @itv big mistake picking her…"

Another added: "Holly is a bit wooden presenting on this isn’t she!?"

A third agreed: "Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for Holly standing in for this I’m a Celeb but I don’t think there’s going to be as much banter or at least natural banter and jokes "

I'm A Celebrity 2018: Holly Willoughby makes huge blunder and Dec is not happy

Holly was well received by some viewers but not liked by others
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However, some viewers were full of praise for Holly on her first night.

"I actually really like Holly on this show, she brings a lovely, funny and caring vibe that I love," said one viewer.

Another added: "Enjoying this so far, think holly is doing a great job

"I’m really living for Holly and Dec ngl she’s great so far and it’s only been 45mins," said a third.

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! starts on Sunday 18 November at 9pm on ITV

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