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Ant McPartlin has I'm A Celebrity 'accident' close call seconds into live show

Ant McPartlin nearly came a cropper on the I'm A Celebrity set, just seconds after cameras started rolling on Saturday night's show.

It's hard to believe that the new series of the ITV smash hit is now two weeks old, with the I'm A Celebrity final just a week away now. The latest run of the much loved programme has had everything - shock exits, camp spats, late arrivals and its first elimination, with Charlene White being the first star to get her marching orders from the jungle on Friday night.

The Loose Women host was interviewed by Ant and Dec as she made her exit from I'm A Celebrity, opening up to the Geordie duo about the 'awkwardness' she felt about Matt Hancock entering the camp and how it 'compromised' her journalistic integrity.

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Last seen on screen bidding farewell to Charlene at the end of the previous night's show, Ant and Dec were first on camera as Saturday's I'm A Celebrity started at the slightly later time of 9.10pm. And, after viewers were kept waiting, many relieved by the schedule change so there wasn't a clash with Strictly, Ant very nearly had a start to the show to remember for all the wrong reason as he came perilously close to crashing into the set.

As he and Dec walked into shot, Ant did well to avoid the tall pillar in front of him, telling Dec: "Oh! I nearly walked into that!" before laughing it off, while Dec got on with the first live link.

It's been a memorable week for Ant as he turned 47 on the I'm A Celebrity set on Friday, with the crew all wearing masks with his face on to mark the occasion.

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