The I’m A Celebrity campmates might have thought they were living the life of luxury as they made the journey back from Australia in business class, but host Holly Willoughby has managed to trump them in spectacular style.
After a gruelling four week schedule, Holly decided to treat herself to an eye-wateringly expensive air ticket home to ensure her trip ended in peak comfort.
Coughing up a hefty £19,000, Holly and her family are jetting back in a private suite on board an Etihad Airlines Plane that’s been dubbed ‘a penthouse in the sky.’
The Residence, as it’s aptly named, comes complete with a personal butler and chef ready and waiting to serve up meals on request.
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The Lobby of the new A380 aircraft of the United Arab Emirates airline carrier Etihad Airlines.
The suite also boasts three rooms, including a bathroom and shower and a living room for Holly’s family to chill out in.
It’s understood Holly will be in The Residence with children Harry, nine, Belle, seven, and Chester, four, after hubby Dan left Australia a few days earlier with work commitments.
A show insider told Mail Online that Holly decided to splash out for her brood as her way of giving herself a pat on the back for all her hardwork in the jungle.
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Holly will find a relaxing spot to wind down with a glass of wine
The Residence features very plush interiors
The family will be heading home in style
"She is thrilled that the show has been such a success and she’s had such great fun with Dec. She has loved presenting the show," the source revealed.
While Holly treated herself to the flight out of her own pocket, ITV had covered the expenses of her 13-strong entourage for the duration of her time Down Under.
The This Morning host and her family, stylist and other members of Holly’s team were booked into the plush Palazzo Versace Hotel for a month.
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Holly raised a glass to a successful series at the wrap party
But ITV bosses are sure to be thrilled with the 2018 series, as it was revealed this week it achieved record breaking viewing figures.
Over 11 million people tuned in to watch Holly’s debut and over 12 million saw Harry Redknapp be crowned this year’s King of the Jungle.
But despite the ‘Holly effect’ the presenter will not be returning to the show next year.
The news was confirmed by her This Morning co-host Phil Schofield who warned fans not to get ‘too attached’ to Holly because a second year of her and Dec together was not on the cards.
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Holly, Dec and winner Harry Redknapp
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"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."