I’m A Celebrity 2019: Start date and will Ant McPartlin be back?

I’m A Celebrity 2018 will sadly come to an end tonight and we will see either actress Emily Atack, former football manager Harry Redknapp or actor John Barrowman be crowned King or Queen of the jungle.

They will no doubt be showered with book and television deals to boost their careers and profile and will likely follow in the steps of previous winners such as Scarlett Moffatt and Vicky Pattison.

This year, was the first series without Ant McPartlin and ITV reportedly splashed out on the line-up so we had 11 camp mates in the jungle as opposed to the usual 12. But as the series comes to a close in a few hours, when does I’m A Celebrity 2019 start, and will Ant be back to host alongside Dec?

I'm A Celebrity 2019: Start date and will Ant McPartlin be back?

Holly replaced Ant this year
(Image: ITV)

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When does IAC 2019 start?

The show usually begins on the third Sunday in November. This year, the launch date was Sunday, November 18 and the year before the show started on Sunday, November 19. So if it follows suit then we can expect the next series to air on Sunday, November 17 . However, nothing has officially been confirmed.

Is Ant McPartlin returning?

It is currently unknown if he will be returning to host the show next year. However, in an exclusive statement to The Sun , Ant announced he would be off until at least late 2019. So with the show set to start in December 2019, it is still not confirmed if he will resume his presenting duties.

I'm A Celebrity 2019: Start date and will Ant McPartlin be back?

Ant and Dec have presented the show since it started
(Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Will Holly be presenting?

This year Holly Willoughby has been hugely popular with I’m A Celebrity fans with her stunning ‘Everyday we’re jungleing’ outfits and caring nature with the camp mates.

Her This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield told the Daily Star her presenting role Down Under was very much a "caretaker role" and warned fans not to "get attached".

I'm A Celebrity 2019: Start date and will Ant McPartlin be back?

Holly’s first I’m A Celebrity outfit
(Image: hollywilloughby/Instagram)

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However, according to the Daily Star ITV bosses are "desperate" to get Holly back on board even if Ant returns due to the soar in the show’s ratings. It could mean the show would have a trio of presenters and producers would need to find a way to make it work. A show insider said: “The top people at ITV are now really keen to get her back next year.”

ITV chiefs have already had meetings about a possible return for Holly next series and they could make a big money offer as early as next March.

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