One half of comedy duo Ant and Dec, the presenter has battled with a string of personal troubles which led to his hiatus from last year’s ‘I’m A Celeb.’
In that time, he also stayed away from social media, but now he’s returned with his latest tweet.
On Wednesday he reappeared on the Twitter account he shares with his presenting partner Declan Donnelly, tweeting that actor Daniel Mays had written about his new film Fisherman’s Friends.
He said: “Best of luck with the movie Kidda! Can’t wait to see it.”
McPartlin signed the post with an “A”.
This comes after the show’s director, Richard Cowles, said that Ant would be returning to this year’s jungle.
Speaking at the Bafta Masterclass of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, he explained:
“We love what Holly did, but we’re very much looking forward to Ant coming back and I think it’s going to be an amazing series.
I think the job is for us to create a series and cast where everyone wants to come back and watch more, so I’m not worried [about ratings].
I’m looking forward to seeing Ant and Dec back again.”
He also revealed that casting for the 2019 series had already begun and that bosses are on the hunt for ‘high energy and funny’ celebs to enter the jungle.
Ant and Dec are apparently involved in the casting process and put forward who they would like to see on the show.
Cowles went on to explain:
“We keep Ant and Dec updated. They will always suggest names, but then we all suggest names.
“We have people from eight to 80 watching it. The way I’ve always looked at it is you want to have at least two or three people in the cast that everyone in the family will know.
“It’s quite a difficult thing to do. You just want to have enough so everyone can sit there and go, “I know those people” and to appeal to everyone.
“It’s a weird way of casting. You cast for show one which is when the public and the press all react to it and then you cast for the rest of the series and you’ve got to get that balance right. You got to have it so that it will appeal…it’s not just about the names. It’s about people who are going to be interesting and hold your attention.”
Ant, on behalf of everyone, it’s good to have you back.
Can’t wait for the new series now!
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