Laura Whitmore to host I'm A Celeb spin-off

Laura Whitmore is to co-host 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! NOW!' with Joe Swash and Russell Kane

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Laura Whitmore

Laura Whitmore is to host 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! NOW!'

The MTV star - who will join current presenters Joe Swash and Russell Kane - will take over from former host Caroline Flack when the ITV2 jungle-based spin-off show returns to screens in November, and admitted her excitement at fronting the series is "off the scale".

She told The Sun newspaper: "I'm looking forward to getting into all sorts of mischief with Joe and Russell. The excitement level is officially off the scale."

Meanwhile, Caroline - who quit the show to co-host 'The Xtra Factor' alongside Olly Murs - thinks the Irish blonde will be "ace" in her new role.

Writing on her twitter page, she said: "Congratulations to laura whitmore for getting the the jungle gig!!!! Was SUCH fun for the last 2 years... She will be ace (sic)."

Laura's co-host Joe recently admitted he worried he would lose his job on the 'I'm A Celeb...' spin-off series when Caroline quit earlier this year, as he thought show bosses would use the opportunity to "shake up" the format.

He told BANG Showbiz: "It's absolutely the best job in the world and when Caroline said she was going I was a bit worried about what they'd do with me, we come as a pair.

"I thought they might use the opportunity to shake up the format and get someone new on there. I'm just over the moon that I'm still on it."

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