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Ant and Dec keen for all-star I'm A Celebrity

Ant and Dec get "obsessed" by the famous faces taking part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Ant and Dec would love to present a "champion of champions" special of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The Geordie duo have fronted the ITV favourite, in which famous faces have to survive in the Australian jungle while taking on disgusting and terrifying Bushtucker Trials, for the past 14 years.

And now the pair has expressed their desire to see some of the jungle's most famous residents, such as Gillian McKeith and Janice Dickinson, return for an all-star episode of the programme.

"We've had so many brilliant, brilliant people on there," Dec said during an interview with his co-host on BBC Three Counties Radio. "Sometimes we talk about how it would be brilliant to do a Best Of and get some of the jungle Kings and Queens back. A champion of champions.

"And also some of the contestants that were great but didn't win. We've had so many genius people over the years."

This year's series of I'm A Celebrity is as popular with viewers as ever, with stars including Carol Vorderman, Lisa Snowdon, Larry Lamb and Scarlett Moffatt among the campmates.

And the presenters find themselves getting as obsessed with the outback residents as viewers do while filming the show.

"We're like you, we love the show. We love presenting the show," Ant said. "We get obsessed by the celebrities. We've got a little portakabin, our office is in the middle of the jungle.

"We have a telly on the desk we share and we've got a quad split camera - we've got eight cameras which we can split between and we just watch them. Sometimes we spend 20 minutes just watching Carol Vorderman brush her hair in the mornings!"

The pair will continue fronting the reality show for the foreseeable future, after recently signing a new three-year deal with ITV.

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