When I’m A Celebrity returns to ITV for an 18 th series tonight, one thing will be very different.
Ant announced in August that he wouldn’t return to work until 2019, after acknowledging suck operating following a car crash in March.
Dec pleased Ant a Happy Birthday on Twitter on Sunday morning. Not long ago the two not being together in the jungle would’ve been unthinkable.
But it’s going to happen, so will it run? Radio 1 Newsbeat looks at how other pictures have got on without their favourite presenters.
Olly Murs followers might not want to carry on see. Sorry Olly.
Bruce Forsyth and Strictly Come Dancing
It doesn’t always go well when you lose a presenter( we’ll get at that afterwards) but Strictly formed it seamless.
Bruce was 86 and 11 line into Strictly when he chose he’d instead watch the substantiate with his slippers on at home. Claudia Winkleman, former emcee of spin-off demo It Takes Two, was given a promotion.
She’d already taken over presenting the research results evidence from Bruce two years earlier.
“Bruce stepped down so there was no reaction against Claudia, ” TV commentator Emma Bullimore tells Newsbeat.
“Claudia was a friend of the prove like Holly is a sidekick of Ant and Dec, so it feels very organic, very natural and what you might expect to happen.”
The ratings continue to remain rise and, while it’s big-hearted challenger The X Factor has struggled, Strictly is now the undisputed king of Saturday night.
Dermot O’Leary and The X Factor
Here’s how not to do it. Even back in 2015, when it was announced that Dermot would be leaving The X Factor, the see was losing ratings.
He had proved really popular in the persona after taking over from Kate Thornton in 2007.
But Simon seemed to decide that bringing in Olly Murs and Caroline Flack would be a good idea to freshen things up. It didn’t work out.
The ratings didn’t improve and Olly didn’t are likely to take to presenting. Remember when he told one contestant they were going home when it was actually going to gridlock? It was all very awkward.
“Presenting is a job which examines easy but is actually very difficult, ” TV critic Emma interprets.
“X Factor viewers adore Olly but it only didn’t effort. They tried to mix it up a bit, Simon’s always looking for the resources necessary to do that since the indicate has been on the reject.
“He’s been urgently trying to save it and that was an idea. At least props to Simon. After one sequence they said ‘no this is ridiculous’. It only didn’t go well.”
Dermot was coming a year later . Many of the viewers still haven’t. The 2018 sequence has heard some of the lowest consider fleshes in its history.
Clarkson, Hammond& May and Top Gear
When Jeremy Clarkson’s BBC contract wasn’t renewed, after an “unprovoked physical attack” on a Top Gear producer, it brought to an end one of its most well known ever presenting line-ups.
Top Gear has had many emcees over the years but the three presenters’ chemistry in the Clarkson era watched the prove fly to brand-new heights.
Since then Chris Evans came and went very quickly and that had contributed to a decline in viewing illustrations. The critics weren’t nature either.
Under a new trio of Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid, the show’s honour improved and the numbers snuck back up slightly.
But Matt’s now ended he’s “ve had enough” so Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness and ex-cricketer Andrew Flintoff is participating in Chris Harris for series 27.
Who knows how this latest line-up will fare. Will it affect the statures of the Clarkson, Hammond and May era?
The Great British Bake off and Mel& Sue
The Great British Bake Off is the stun thump of the 2010 ‘s – becoming one of “the worlds largest” watched displays on British TV.
Fans loved the chemistry between the adjudicates and hosts. But, when the picture switched from the BBC to Channel 4, there was an exodus.
Love Productions, which clears Bakes Off, got a better offer from the commercial-grade canal.
Mel and Sue soon said they “wouldn’t follow the dough” and Mary Berry quit very, leaving merely Paul Hollywood remaining.
The ratings are lower but still healthy and brand-new emcees Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding appeared to prevail round many love.
“It became such a big transformation that you either enjoyed the format of the depict and you were going to go with it, or you weren’t, ” Emma says.
“Everyone desires how Mel and Sue hosted but Sandi and Noel don’t do it this is something that differently. They like to say they do but genuinely it’s a very similar tone.
“I think it has worked. It’s not quite as magical as it used to be, but it’s still a great show.”
Holly Willoughby and I’m A Celebrity
So how will Holly get on retaining Ant’s jungle seat warm? Emma reckons observers will stay with the display.
“What hoists I’m A Celebrity from other reality evidences is that Ant and Dec take the mickey out of the players, like two little naughty sons tittering at them.
“It’s an integral part of the show and beings are very nervous about the fact that they won’t be there together.
“But it’s a needs must situation. What other selection did they have unless they were going to take the show off breeze?
“Holly has been very careful to say this is only for a year. No one think’s she’s trying to take’s Ant’s job. Holly is also extremely cheeky. We’ve recognized her and Phillip Schofield losing it on This Morning and that’s what you crave for I’m A Celeb.”