I’m a Celebrity chiefs are ignoring pleas to bring back Holly Willoughby.
Fans have been campaigning online for the presenter, 38, to return to the hit show.
Among the scores of posts, one said: “It’s boring all the way this year. Bring back Holly. She was fun.”
Another added: “I actually prefer Holly and Dec.”
Holly hosted the show last year when she stepped in for Ant McPartlin, 44, while he took time out to battle his demons.
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Her guest stint helped the show pull in the biggest ratings in its history.
But without her this year the show’s viewing figures have dropped by five million.
A friend of Holly’s told the Daily Star Sunday that she was keen to be involved in even a small way if producers would allow it.
But execs are remaining defiant and want to keep Ant and co-host Declan Donnelly, 44 as the only presenters — meaning Holly won’t be back.
A TV insider said “Producers like having Ant and Dec back together.
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“Even with the ratings going down, they are still confident that the lads are the best presenters for the show.
“That means they won’t be bringing Holly back.”
Some fans have even called for Holly to return alongside her This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield, 57.
They want the duo to present I’m A Celebrity, so that Ant and Dec can head into the Jungle as contestants.
One viewer said: “Waiting for Ant and Dec to enter the Jungle and Phil and Holly to host the show.”
And another said: “Petition for Ant and Dec to go into the Jungle next year with Phillip and Holly hosting.”
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Fans are backing Holly and Phillip despite rumours they are secretly at war.
It’s been claimed their relationship has become “strained” in recent months.
According to insiders Phillip has become jealous of Holly’s popularity and success.
It’s also claimed their This Morning co-star Ruth Langsford, 59, has filed a formal complaint about Phillip’s behaviour behind the scenes.
But ITV insiders have denied the rumours and branded them “malicious gossip”.
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