Scarlett Moffatt won't host I'm A Celebrity but will be back on Extra Camp spin-off

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Scarlett Moffatt will NOT join Dec on I'm A Celebrity for this year's series.

At least, not on the main show.

Instead, Scarlett will be back to host the Extra Camp spin-off for a second series.

She’ll be joined by comic Joel Dommett and regular Joe Swash down under.

Dec's usual co-host Ant stepped down from TV commitments earlier this year to seek treatment in rehab and recently confirmed he would not be back on TV until 2019.

In a statement (on August 9), Ant said: “My recovery is going very well and for that to continue having spoken to Dec and ITV, I have made the decision to take the rest of the year off. I’d like to thank both Dec and ITV for their continued support and I look forward to getting back to work in the new year.”

Dec added: “Whilst I am obviously sad at the thought of being without my best friend in Australia this year, I am proud of the work Ant has been doing privately and I am fully supportive of his decision. I’m looking forward to us both being reunited on screen in 2019.”

A source told The Sun newspaper of the current situation: "Bosses still don’t know if they will replace Ant, but it’s equally possible that Dec will do it on his own.

"He showed just how competent he is solo when he did Takeaway and BGT earlier in the year.”

ITV say plans for I'm A Celebrity "will be made in due course."

If Ant is replaced, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Holly Willoughby is the favourite behind the scenes to join Dec.

Although Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway co-star Stephen Mulhern has been rumoured, sources say producers are keen for a woman to join Dec.

A source explained: "Producers feel like whoever replaces Ant needs to be a woman to make a difference to the show, otherwise it would just look like a like-for-like replacement. That would risk it falling short for viewers."

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here typically launches in November on ITV.

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