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Ant and Dec have another 10 years of I'm a Celeb... left in them

Ant and Dec aren’t sick of presenting I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, despite having been with the show since it started in 2002.

Ant and Dec would like to get to series 25 of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

The dynamic duo have presented the show since it started in 2002 and are one of the main reasons viewers are glued to their screens every year. While some might think they’d be bored by now, the pair insist they aren’t looking for a new gig yet.

"We've done 15 series now and if we can get to 25 that would be amazing,” Dec divulged to Britain’s OK! magazine.

"I've got nieces and nephews who weren't alive when the first series aired,” Ant added. "They're now 11 or 12 and are just discovering it for the first time - and I'm really cool again. It's wicked."

Maybe the presenters are so content because they keep things varied by also appearing on several other shows. Among them are Britain’s Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway, but they’d be hard pressed to pick a favourite.

“This is different,” Ant said of the jungle challenge show, which is filmed in Australia. “It’s a breakfast show. We get up really early in the morning and we get to work with the same crew every day.”

Dec adds that most other series require them to prep for at least two weeks beforehand, while with I’m a Celeb… they just have to play things by ear.

“We just react to what the celebrities do,” he added. “We get to the site about 3am and we go: ‘OK, what have they done today?’ Then we sit with the script writers.”

Ant adds that not having a live audience’s eyes on them makes for a more relaxed vibe. “It’s just about messing around with your mate,” he laughed.

This year’s (15) series features the likes of The Only Way Is Essex star Fern McCann and Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter.

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