Ant McPartlin left out of I'm a Celeb group chat

Rianne Houghton
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From Digital Spy

Holly Willoughby may have taken to I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! like a cockroach to crevices, but that doesn't mean fans aren't missing Ant McPartlin.

But, despite a few rumours that Ant was involved with the series behind-the-scenes, it turns out the presenter really is keeping his distance.

So much so, that he isn't even in the I'm a Celebrity group chat (!).

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Phillip Schofield revealed the news to The Mirror, confirming that Ant is "concentrating on himself" at the moment, and staying out of all sorts of WhatsApp fun.

When asked if the I'm a Celeb crew had been keeping in touch, Schofe replied: "No, we’re all letting him get well."

"It’s me, Dec and Holly [in the group]," he continued (via The Sun). "I started it when they went out. We had a couple of chats before that."

Don't worry about WhatsApp politics too much, though – Ant is also in his very own group chat with Dec and Schofe.

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Related: Holly Willoughby "isn't going to steal Ant McPartlin's job" on I'm a Celebrity, says Eamonn Holmes

"Both Ant and Dec and myself have also got a WhatsApp group for when they were out there," the This Morning host revealed.

"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 thought, 'That’s it, she’s comfortable'."

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! continues tonight (December 6) at 9pm on ITV.

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