Laura Whitmore confirms she's leaving I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here NOW!

Comedian David Morgan also reportedly 'axed' from jungle spin-off

David Morgan and Laura Whitmore on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here NOW!

Laura Whitmore has confirmed that she is leaving I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here's ITV2 spin-off show - with reports also suggesting that comedian David Morgan is on his way out.

Laura has hosted five series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here NOW! since 2011, and is its third-longest serving presenter.

However, after hinting at an exit recently, the 30-year-old - who got her telly break as one of the faces of MTV - confirmed on her Twitter page tonight that she will not be back for its sixteenth series later this year.

"After 5 incredible series working with my extended I’m A Celeb family, I’ve taken the tough decision to hang up my jungle boots," she wrote.

"It’s been such a wonderful experience but I feel it’s time to move on. I wish the team well and look forward to tuning in later this year as well as continuing to work with ITV on other shows."

Although Laura's statement suggests she has chosen to leave, The Sun has claimed that she was 'axed' from the show.

The newspaper added that up-and-coming comedian David Morgan - who is also a team captain on ITV2's Safeword - is also leaving NOW!, just one year after he replaced Rob Beckett as its resident funnyman.

An I'm A Celebrity spokesperson commented: "We’re sad to see them go and wish them all the best."

This means that Joe Swash, who was crowned King of the Jungle in 2008 and joined the NOW! team a year later, is the only long-term presenter remaining in its line-up.

Despite the sweeping changes, insiders suggest that there will be no major changes to the show's format - with bosses looking to replace Laura and David directly.

It's not yet clear what Laura's next TV role will be, although we've no doubt there will soon be rumours linking her to The Xtra Factor.

She reportedly screen-tested for The X Factor spin-off in 2014 - and current frontman Melvin Odoom this week revealed that he and co-host Rochelle Humes haven't heard whether they're wanted for another run.

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