A host of celebrities are anxiously gearing up for three weeks of creepy crawlies, basic rations and adrenaline-fuelled bushtucker trials.
And Holly Willoughby and Declan Donnelly fell about laughing as they watched the cast of I’m A Celebrity compete in a bushland lake challenge near Byron Bay in Australia on Saturday.
The This Morning presenter, 37, and Dec, 43, got a fit of the giggles as they witnessed the yellow team capsize their canoe within moments of the race starting.
Entertaining: Holly Willoughby and Declan Donnelly fell about laughing as they watched the cast of I’m A Celebrity compete in a bushland lake challenge near Byron Bay on Saturday
During the nail-biting task, contestants were split into two teams, competing in a race to the middle of the lake to obtain a flag.
The team then had to try to get their team, with their canoe, to the shore.
Holly and Dec looked on as the yellow team- consisting of Emily Atack, Fleur East, Anne Hegerty, Rita Simons and James McVey- struggled within minutes of the task starting.
Funny: The This Morning presenter, 37, and Dec, 43, got a fit of the giggles as they witnessed the yellow team capsize their canoe as they struggled to travel across the water
Oh dear: Holly and Dec looked on as the yellow team- consisting of Emily Atack, Fleur East, Anne Hegerty, Rita Simons and James McVey- struggle within minutes of the task starting
Hilarious: After launching themselves into the water, the group capsized their canoe, causing the presenting duo to burst into laughter
Gripping race: The duo looked thoroughly entertained as they watched Fleur and James struggle to reach the canoe
Sinking ship: The group capsized their canoe, causing the presenting duo to burst into laughter
Second attempt: After a bad start, the group all managed to get back into the canoe
Teamwork! Fleur supported Anne as she got into the canoe, with James preparing to push the group out into the water
Difficult: The singer used all her strength to lift the canoe out of the waiter with James and Rita’s help
Stong: Fleur appeared to be the driving force for the yellow team as she showed off her athleticism by lifting the canoe out of the water
Stylish: Holly looked chic in a white Boho-inspired blouse and burgundy shorts
Amused: At one point Dec covered his mouth to try to stifle his laughter, while Holly looked on concerned
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Keep going! The blue team worked together to swim across the lake to reach their canoe
Tactics: The contestants looked anxious ahead of the task, with Rita giving the yellow team a pep talk
Bring it on! Nick Knowles and Sair Khangot looked they they meant business ahead of starting task
Raring to go: The group ran into the lake with the Coronation street actress leading the way
After launching themselves into the water, the group capsized their canoe, causing the presenting duo to burst into laughter.
Meanwhile the red team- Malique Thompson-Dwyer, John Barrowman, Harry Redknapp, Nick Knowles and Sair Khangot off to a stronger start- but appeared to have difficulty getting the canoe onto dry land.
It is thought the two teams went head-to-head to compete for food for the two separate camps, but viewers will have to tune into Sunday’s launch to find out who was victorious.
Competition: The groups raised their hands in the air as they shared their excitement at the start of the race
Finding her feet: Holly seemed to be settling into her presenting duties as she chatted away to Dec
Sweet: Emily Atack and Fleur looked on as they watched Harry Redknapp help Anne out of the water
Tough: Meanwhile the red team- Malique Thompson-Dwyer, John Barrowman, Harry Redknapp, Nick Knowles and Sair Khangot off to a stronger start
Dec and Holly will host the show, after Ant McPartlin stepped down from all his TV commitments earlier this year following a stint in rehab, divorce and hefty drink-driving fine.
On Wednesday, Holly filmed herself in the Australian jungle ahead of Sunday’s first show, for a segment on This Morning.
The star admitted she was already freaked out by the wildlife as she said: ‘Hi Phil, hi Rochelle, it’s only me in the Australian jungle.’
Tricky: The teams had to pull themselves out of the water with the aid of coloured ropes
Dapper: Dec looked smart in a blue shirt and chinos for filming
Big shoes to fill: Dec and Holly will host the show, after Ant McPartlin stepped down from all his TV commitments earlier this year following a stint in rehab, divorce and drink-driving fine
She added: ‘I’ve arrived safe and sound, I’m settling into my new home. It’s amazing here! It’s so beautiful. For somebody that’s not that brilliant with nature, I’m sort of fitting in OK.
‘I’ve seen a spider. It was only a little one, but it was a real-life spider. I’m lifting up toilet seats wherever I go. I’m checking inside my shoes. Yet to see a snake.’
‘We’ve done a few sort of rehearsal-y bits. I’ve done a Bushtucker Trial. Well, I haven’t done it, but I’ve watched one.’
Holly went on: ‘So I’ve seen crocodiles and stuff. Something’s just landed on my arm – eek!
‘There’s things that land on you everywhere. They have flies that bite. Everything bites.’
I’m A Celebrity kicks off on Sunday 18 November at 9pm on ITV.
I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE! 2018: WHO ARE THE CELEBRITIES?
Occupation: Comedy actress
Claim to fame: Emily rose to fame on The Inbetweeners as Will McKenzie’s love interest Charlotte Hinchcliffe. She was recently dragged into the scandalous Seann Walsh headlines when historic pictures of her and the funnyman emerged amid claims they had a secret fling years ago.
Occupation: Football manager
Claim to fame: Harry has managed several football clubs, with his most famous being Portsmouth where his side won the 2008 FA Cup and Tottenham Hotspur. He also has quite the famous family with his footballer son Jamie Redknapp and fellow footballer nephew Frank Lampard.
Claim to fame: John is a famous actor known for his roles in Doctor Who, Torchwood and Desperate Housewives – to name a few. He has also appeared in several Broadway and West End shows, including Chicago and The Phantom of the Opera. John has also released three compilation albums.
Claim to fame: Fleur rose to fame on The X Factor in 2014 where she finished as a runner-up. During her time on the competition, she became the first contestant to reach number one with her energetic performance of Uptown Funk. The talented songstress went on to release her hit single, Sax, which reached number three in the UK charts.
Occupation: TV’s The Governess
Claim to fame: Anne has made a name for herself as a television quiz personality on The Chase, where she is nicknamed ‘The Governess’. She also hosts her own game show, Britain’s Brightest Family.
Claim to fame: Sair stars as Alya Nazir in Coronation Street and joined the cobbles in 2014. The actress will be following in the footsteps of her co-star Jennie McAlpine, who appeared on the 2017 series.
Occupation: TV presenter
Claim to fame: Nick rose to fame on DIY SOS in 1999, which he still presents now. The television presenter has also hosted Who Dares Wins and 5-Star Family Reunion.
Claim to fame: Rita rose to fame in EastEnders as Roxy Mitchell, first stepping foot in Walford in 2007. The actress’ character was sensationally killed off in a dramatic New Year’s Day episode in 2017, where she and her on-screen sister Ronnie tragically drowned in a swimming pool accident. Rita’s uncle is Billionaire businessman Lord Sugar.
Claim to fame: James is lead guitar and vocals in the British band, The Vamps, formed in 2012. The four-piece boy band have toured with Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Little Mix.
Claim to fame: Malique currently stars as Prince McQueen in Hollyoaks and joined the soap in 2016. The actor is following in the footsteps of his co-star Jamie Lomas, who appeared on the 2017 series.