Holly Willoughby WON’T be returning to I’m A Celebrity next year

Holly Willoughby has been winning high praise from viewers and critics alike as she co-hosts I’m Celebrity, but according to Philip Schofield her first year will also be her last.

The This Morning host warned fans not to get ‘too attached’ to Holly because a second year of her and Dec together was not on the cards.

"It’s very much a caretaker role," he told the Daily Star.

Phil, who has been tuning in nightly to watch his ‘TV wife’ in action added: "Holly has been a triumph in the jungle.

"I am so pleased because it’s worked out so well for Dec in what was a tricky situation.

"It was always going to be a difficult series for Dec so I was happy Holly was able to step in."

Holly Willoughby WON'T be returning to I'm A Celebrity next year

Holly and Dec have been getting on famously on I’m A Celebrity
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Holly Willoughby WON'T be returning to I'm A Celebrity next year

Holly was drafted in to replace Ant McPartlin
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Ant’s usual TV partner – and best mate – Ant McPartlin was forced withdraw from the 2018 series following a well publicised battle with sobriety.

While over on This Morning, Holly’s role has been filled by former Saturday’s singer Rochelle Humes – with Phil saying they’ve been getting on just fine.

"It’s been lovely working with Rochelle, she was my first choice and it’s been great fun."

"But Dec got very lucky – he’s looking after my telly wife," he said.

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But he and Rochelle Humes have been having a laugh over on This Morning
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Phil also said he couldn’t wait to go for a drink with Holly when she gets back so he can hear all the behind the scenes gossip.

Despite previously saying she was ‘terrified of everything,’ Holly has been a huge hit on the jungle based reality show as it was revealed this week the series has been breaking records with its viewing figures.

The current series is averaging a massive 12.6million viewers a night.

While a whopping 11 million people tuning in to watch Holly’s debut.

The This Morning host’s inaugural episode was watched by a peak of 11.9 million viewers, making it the show’s biggest launch since 2013.

The figures beat last year’s launch by 750,000, reports the Daily Star .