Holly Willoughby tipped to end Ant and Dec’s 17-year NTA reign after I’m A Celeb

Holly Willoughby is being tipped to bring an end to Ant and Dec’s 17-year National Television Awards reign.

Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly have lifted the best presenter gong at the NTAs every year since I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! began in 2002.

But bookies are predicting that their reign could soon come to an end thanks to Holly’s presenting turn on I’m A Celeb.

She stepped in to replace Ant following his drink-drive conviction and rehab stint, and it’s now thought she could end up scooping the prize.

Bookies Betway have slashed Holly’s odds of lifting the trophy to 5-2 following her work on the ITV reality show as well as This Morning and Dancing On Ice, reports the Daily Star .

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The newspaper reports that Holly’s closest rival is her This Morning co-star Phillip Schofield, at 8-1, and that the bookies is yet to take any bets on Dec as a solo presenter or for Dec and Holly’s I’m A Celeb partnership.

Holly is said to have stepped in to host the show as a favour to her old pal Ant, and has left bosses and viewers very impressed.

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Holly Willoughby tipped to end Ant and Dec's 17-year NTA reign after I'm A Celeb

There are plenty of things that make up being a good friend – checking in with someone, asking how they are, sending them something they might like, buying them a boat…(OK, maybe not that last one).

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The Mirror is working with Dave and CALM – the Campaign Against Living Miserably – to say ‘be the mate you’d want’.

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An insider told the publication: "They gave Holly the job to keep things going while Ant was away.

"Little did they know he would end up making the show an even bigger hit than it was. She is a proper star."

Yesterday, Holly teased her fans by joking that her parents, Brian and Lyn, were heading into the jungle as new campmates.

Holly Willoughby tipped to end Ant and Dec's 17-year NTA reign after I'm A Celeb

Ant and Dec have won best presenter every year since 2002
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She took to Instagram to share a snap of her parents stood atop the podium where Emperor Noel Edmonds made his famous entrance.

She said: "BREAKING NEWS… 2 new camp mates have entered the jungle… Emperor Brian and his Advisor Lyn… #imaceleb #mumanddad"

Holly posted another picture, this time posing up with her mum and dad on the bridge that the celebs cross when they go off to do Bushtucker Trials.

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She wrote: "They’ve arrived! Mumma and Papa Willoughby! Jungle sweet jungle…"

Holly’s parents are just visiting her in the jungle, and her husband Dan Baldwin and their three children, Chester, Belle and Harry, are there with her too.

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