Vicky Pattison favourite to replace Laura Whitmore as I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here NOW host?

Published Friday, Apr 15 2016, 14:46 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Vicky Pattison is reportedly favourite to replace Laura Whitmore as the new host of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here... NOW.

Laura has hosted the spinoff show on ITV2 for the last five years, but recently announced her decision to leave. And it seems the rumours on who will replace her are already starting to surface, with Vicky being hotly tipped.

Vicky Pattison spotted outside ITV HQ after This Morning appearance, 30th March 2016

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Laura Whitmore attends The Elle Style Awards 2016 on February 23, 2016 in London, England.

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According to The Sun, betting site Coral have claimed Vicky is in "pole position" to join Joe Swash out in Australia later this year.

A spokesperson said: "Her departure from the jungle is good news for Vicky Pattison who is in pole position to land the job."

Vicky got wind of the latest rumours and tweeted that it would be a "dream come true" to take over from Laura. She told her followers: "Wow.. This would be a dream come true! But I'd have some big shoes to fill! @thewhitmore has smashed it! #topgirl."

Vicky does have experience with the jungle, after being crowned the new queen of camp last series. She beat Ferne McCann and George Shelley to the title, winning the show despite entering the jungle as a late arrival.

The Geordie Shore favourite won fans over with her no nonsense attitude when it came to those dreaded Bushtucker trials and her wit in camp. Since the show, Vicky has even landed herself a few presenting gigs. Not only is she a regular face now on ITV's Loose Women, she has been seen filling in for Ferne to present This Morning's showbiz segment too.

However, Vicky may have some competition on her hands as Katie Price has set her sights on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here... NOW and she wants her ex-husband Peter Andre to join her.

On hearing about Laura's exit, Katie tweeted: "I would sooo present this. How cool if me and Pete did it."

While Pete hasn't responded, many fans were quick to share their support over Katie's tweet. The mum-of-five and her ex actually met on the show back in 2004, before going onto marry.

Pete and Katie had two children together, Junior, ten, and Princess, eight, but later split in 2009. Katie then re-entered the jungle for the second time in series nine.

Laura Whitmore and Joe Swash take selfie on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here set, Australia
9 November

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Laura presented I'm A Celeb's spinoff alongside Joe.

Laura announced she has stepped down from the spinoff on social media last night (14 April). She shared a statement surrounding her departure, it read: "After five incredible series working with my extended I'm A Celeb family, I've taken the tough decision to hang up my jungle boots. It's been such a wonderful experience but I feel it's time to move on.

"I wish the team well and look forward to tuning in later this year as well as continuing to work with ITV on other shows."

Alongside it she told fans: "Five incredible series! Sorry to say goodbye but been thinking about it for a long time and it's time. Still my favourite show on the telly!!"

Comedian David Morgan won't be returning either. He joined Laura and Joe on the show last year for one series.

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