Holly Willoughby swaps I'm A Celeb co-star Declan Donnelly for cuddly koala in Australian jungle

Safeeyah Kazi
Adorable: Fans loved the sweet snap: hollywilloughby/Instagram

Holly Willoughby fans went wild after she shared a snap of herself cuddled up to koalas in the Australian jungle.

The I’m A Celebrity presenter appeared to swap her co-host Declan Donnelly for a new furry friend during a family day out at an animal sanctuary.

Willoughby captioned the post: “Got to have a cuddle with this beautiful girl yesterday…thank you @currumbinsanctuary…keep up the incredible work you do helping to protect and preserve the future of these beautiful animals.”

One user wrote: “My goodness you’re beautiful.”

Another commented: “Almost as beautiful as you.”

A third added: “This is so adorable.”

A sweet second snap showed the 37-year-old star leaning down to feed a kangaroo with food in the palm of her hand.

She captioned the shot: “Willoughby, Wallaby, wobbly... I'm aware it's a kangaroo... @currumbinsanctuary @itv2 #imaceleb xxx.”

Willoughby was joined by her husband Dan Baldwin and their three children Harry, nine, Belle, seven, and four-year-old Chester.

The images come after Willoughby was mocked by viewers over her “Darth Vader” skirt.

Oh dear: Fans weren't impressed by the look (hollywilloughby/Instagram)

The This Morning presenter, who has become known for her wearable looks, faced criticism online after she wore a two-tone denim miniskirt with leather detailing.

Viewers blasted the rogue fashion choice, with one tweeting: “Why does Holly Willoughby’s skirt look like Darth Vader?.. #ImACeleb.”

The tweet amassed over 100 likes, with fans of the show agreeing the skirt bore an uncanny resemblance to the Star Wars villain.