Ant McPartlin’s emotional reunion with dog as I’m A Celebrity fans turn against him

Ant McPartlin enjoyed an emotional reunion with his dog Hurley today.

The Geordie presenter, 43, is taking an extended break from his TV commitments with his co-host Declan Donnelly.

And he looked thrilled to be reunited with his other best friend – his chocolate Labrador Hurley.

Ant smiled widely and crouched down to greet the pooch he shares with ex-wife Lisa Armstrong.

Hurley jumped in the air in excitement at the sight of Ant and his new girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett, in pictures obtained by the Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, I’m a Celebrity viewers have started to turn against Ant, with many asking if they can keep his replacement Holly Willoughby on the show instead.

Ant McPartlin's emotional reunion with dog as I'm A Celebrity fans turn against him

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When the I’m A Celeb launched this week it reached a peak of 11.9 million viewers – making it the show’s biggest launch since 2013.

And the novelty of a new host has gone down well with fans of the show.

"Dare I say it?!…. I don’t miss Ant. Can we keep Holly??" one viewer asked.

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"I’m sorry to say this but I dont want Ant back Holly Willoughby all the way," another added.

But others are still keen to have Ant back on the show

"I’m A Celeb really just isn’t right without Ant," one of many fans tweeted.

"Holly’s good but she just isn’t Ant," another added.

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