'It was always going to be a hard series for Dec so I was happy Holly was able to step in but I can assure you it's very much a caretaker role.
However, he did add how he'd been speaking to Holly throughout the current series, explaining: "It's me, Dec and Holly".
Holly struggled to watch the Dreaded Deliveries trial.
The 56-year-old presenter told the Daily Star: "Holly has been a triumph in the jungle". I am so pleased because it's worked out so well for Dec in what was a tricky situation.
It's been revealed that there's a very exclusive I'm A Celebrity.
Voto 'fantasma' habría sido contabilizado para el Balón de Oro
El supuesto periodista de Comores eligió a Mbappé , Modric , Cristiano Ronaldo , Hazard y Salah como su mejor quinteto del 2018. Eso lo sé y esta es la realidad: este periódico está cerrado desde hace casi seis años .
In its first week, the series gained an impressive average of 12.6 million, which is up a huge 1.8 million views compared to past year.
I can assure you it's very much a caretaker role.
Viewers were quick to mock her sartorial decision, with one tweeting: 'Why does Holly Willoughby's skirt look like Darth Vader? "There was a time where I wouldn't go out of the house without at least putting mascara on".
While Holly enjoys life in the Jungle, Rochelle Humes has been covering for her on the This Morning sofa and Phil has admitted that while it has been "fun" working with the singer, he can't wait for Holly to return.
He said: "That's not a game we play".
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