Ant McPartlin makes surprise return to I’m A Celebrity – but not as you’d expect

Ant McPartlin made a surprise return to I’m A Celebrity in a short segment on Extra Camp.

The presenter has been sharing the stage with his TV hubby, Dec Donnolly, for many years, and the pair have been inseparable in the Australian studio.

But this year was the first without Ant as Holly Willoughby took over from him, following Ant’s drink drive crash and subsequent stint in rehab as he tried to deal with alcohol addiction.

While Holly and Dec have done a good job on the show so far, it was quite a surprise when Ant turned up on the show once again, though not in the way fans may have expected.

Ant McPartlin makes surprise return to I'm A Celebrity - but not as you'd expect

Ant and Dec on the show back in the day
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In a look at some unaired footage, Fleur East is seen doing a near-perfect impression of Michael Jackson, as she sings some of our favourite nursery rhymes.

And this was not the first time MJ has been ont he show, as many would remember, as former campmate Yuri Geller tried his best to commemorate Michael on his birthday while he was in the camp back in the first series in 2002.

As the segment was shown with Yuri meditating on a rock, trying to connect with Michael on the star’s birthday, the dulcet tones of the Geordie presenter were heard, almost kidding fans into thinking he was back for real.

Ant McPartlin makes surprise return to I'm A Celebrity - but not as you'd expect

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Ant McPartlin makes surprise return to I'm A Celebrity - but not as you'd expect

Holly and Dec have been presenting together this year
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Ant’s voiceover said: "Yuri’s jungle communication system doesn’t seem to be working very well as Michael Jackson’s birthday is in fact, tomorrow."

Yuri said he was wearing his football shirt with Jackson written on the back, as a sign of respect, believing MJ was in touch with him and smiling.

But it was nice to hear Ant’s voice back on the show once again.

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here airs everyday at 9pm and at 9.30pm on Saturdays on ITV.

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