Creative Director Richard Cowles has now confirmed that Ant will make a triumphant return to Australia this year after taking time off to deal with personal issues following his drink-driving charge.
He said: “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.
This Morning’s Holly previously opened up on filling in for Ant, saying she never thought she would be offered the job to host alongside Dec.
The presenter said at the time: “I couldn’t be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure.
Holly added: “It was a job I never wanted to be offered because no one ever wanted the day to come when it was Dec without Ant.