Holly Willoughby has excellent news to write home about – as her first series co-hosting I’m A Celebrity in Australia with Declan Donnelly has been a massive ratings success.
The consolidated figures are in, and it turns out that the first week of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! averaged audiences of 12.6 million. That’s 1.8 million more than last year’s series averaged in its first week.
Although this meant missing the show for the first time since 2002, he tweeted his support for his replacement, writing: “All the very best of luck to the little fella and @hollywills for the show tonight. Lots of love from the big fella!!”
Willoughby made an impressive debut with a series premiere that pulled in 11 million viewers in overnight ratings alone – a higher viewing figure than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding broadcast.
Unfortunately for ITV, this year’s I’m A Celebrity is almost over – with the King or Queen of the Jungle set to be crowned during the grand finale on Sunday 9th December.
I’m A Celebrity continues on Wednesday at 9pm on ITV