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Ant and Dec reveal why they previously had reservations about I’m a Celebrity… Get me out of Here!

The presenting duo weren’t immediately sold on one aspect of the show…

Ant and Dec have revealed they thought I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! was an “awful” title for the show when it was first pitched to them.

The duo have presented the Australia-based show since it first started on ITV in 2002 and this year it will be filmed in the UK for the first time as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking on My Life In A Mixtape with Ant and Dec on BBC Radio 2, Ant McPartlin said: “The producers came in, they explained ‘So, we’re going to get these celebrities, we’re going to put them in a jungle, we’re going to make them do these kind of… face their fears and do trials and stuff.’

“And we were like, ‘Well, this all sounds good, a bit like Big Brother and it’s a bit like other things, and they’re putting it all together.’

“And we were like ‘Great, OK! And we’re going to Australia, well that sounds good. And what’s it called?’ and they said I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!”

Declan Donnelly continued: “And we both looked at each other and we were like ‘Well that’s awful isn’t it?'”

McPartlin added: “What a terrible title. We we’re like ‘Yeah we’ll do it, but the title will change, obviously!’…

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