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19th Nov 2018

Here’s how I’m A Celeb viewers thought Holly Willoughby did after her first show

Orlaith Condon

Were you watching?

There’s been a lot of hype around this season of I’m A Celebrity and for once, it’s not down to those entering the camp.

Yes, Ant McPartlin’s departure from this series left a space open next to longtime partner Dec Donnelly.

And while many viewers were nervous about who ITV would choose to step in, those fears seemed to be calmed when it was announced that Holly Willoughby would be heading down under for this year’s show.

Well, last night was premiere night and all eyes were on Holly and Dec to see how the duo would live up to previous seasons.

Public opinion seemed to be fairly split – one half praising Holly for stepping into Ant’s shoes and making it her own, and others criticising the star for being ‘stiff’.

Yep, it’s a fairly mixed bunch but having watched the first episode, we have to admit, it just didn’t quite hit the mark.

Holly was visibly nervous throughout the show and seemed to feel comfortable letting Dec lead the way.

However, in her defence, Dec has been hosting the show for 15 years, so it’s practically muscle memory for him now – we’d happily follow his lead.

Here’s hoping Holly gets into the swing of things tonight.