Holly Willoughby, Schofe and Dec have a 'jungle' group chat...without Ant

6 December 2018, 07:39

Ant McPartlin has been left out of the I'm A Celeb WhatsApp group
Ant McPartlin has been left out of the I'm A Celeb WhatsApp group. Picture: PA Images

Schofe has revealed that he shares a WhatsApp group with I'm A Celeb's Holly and Dec - but they've left Ant McPartlin out of it.

Phillip Schofield, 56, is clearly missing his This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby, 37, whilst she's presenting I'm A Celeb in Australia with Declan Donnelly, 43, after admitting the the trio share a 'jungle' WhatsApp group.

The silver-fox revealed that it is an annual thing for every I'm A Celeb series, and usually Ant McPartlin, 43, is also included - but this year they've left him out.

Schofe revealed to The Mirror: "It’s me, Dec and Holly. I started it when they went out. We had a couple of chats before that.

"I didn't say anything the day of her first show, or the lead up to her first show, or during her first show as the last thing you want to do is be distracted.

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"Both Ant and Dec and myself have also got a WhatsApp group for when they were out there. They’re very much like me. You can text or WhatsApp someone during a commercial break or long VT.

"It took Holly a day or two to settle in. I got the first WhatsApp from her on the group during a commercial break and though 'that’s it, she’s comfortable'."

When asked if he'd heard from Ant, Phillip admitted that he hadn't.

He said: "I think Ant is concentrating on himself and so, no, we’re all letting him get well."

Dec's estranged co-star is taking time out battle his demons after making headlines earlier this year for crashing his car whilst under the influence of alcohol.

He has not taken part in a presenting gig since the scandal, with Holly Willoughby stepping in alongside Dec for the first time in the history of I'm A Celeb.