Ant and Dec mortify I’m A Celebrity fans as they address criticism ‘Can’t believe it!’

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Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly left I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! viewers furious on Saturday when the ITV series aired a highlights package. Although the instalment did contain some never-before-seen footage, fans weren’t pleased with Ant and Dec’s pre-recorded segments. In tonight’s live show, Ant and Dec addressed the criticism and fans flocked to Twitter to comment. 

Kicking off the show, Dec said: “Hello good evening welcome to Wales where we’ve got a bumper 75-minute show for you.

“And we are completely live without a highlight package insight.”

Ant quipped: “Yes, thank you for all your messages about last night’s pre-recorded highlights show.

“It wasn’t just highlights, it was lots of unseen footage,” Dec interjected.

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“We really appreciate the feedback although I should point out that medically I can’t actually do that to myself,” Ant joked. 

“Coming up on tonight’s live show which by the way is a belter,” Dec continued. 

“So it should be, it’s taken two days to make,” Ant exclaimed. 

“Don’t you start,” Dec hit back. “There’s a castle coin challenge that spells trouble for Vernon and Russell. 

“It’s ladies night at the trial and less than two days after you lot voted for a camp leader the winner was in office.”

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again they should have done the American election via the I’m A Celebrity app,” Ant joked. 

I’m A Celebrity fans found Ant and Dec’s comments hilarious and took to Twitter to share their amusement. 

One said: “We love you Ant and Dec! Love that they addressed the ‘feedback‘ from last night’s highlight show in a light-hearted way #ImACeleb.”

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Someone else wrote: “The Twitter game destroying last night’s episode canny believe they brought it up #ImACeleb #imacelebrity.”

“Ant and Dec addressing the highlight show had me howling #ImACeleb,” a third shared.

Another tweeted: “Ant and Dec taking the p**s out of what people were saying about last night’s #ImACeleb is my favourite thing ever.”

“I love that Ant & Dec commented on all the hate the show received for the pre-recorded highlights show last night lol. Hopefully, @ITV have taken the hint and will put the show on properly next Saturday. #ImACeleb #ImACelebrity,” a fifth added. 

Another remarked: “Can’t breathe at Ant and Dec mentioning the kick with the recap show #ImACeleb.”

Meanwhile, in tonight’s instalment Jordan North was revealed to be the camp leader.

Jordan made Victoria Derbyshire his deputy and the pair allocated chores to each celebrity.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! continues tomorrow on ITV at 9pm.

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