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I'm a Celebrity's Ant and Dec make 'awful' comments about Alison Hammond

Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly have branded Alison Hammond "awful", but there was more to the comments than people may think.

The presenting pair held an Instagram Live as they had a debrief with fans about the latest episode of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here. It came after Sunday's episode (November 20), when Scarlette Douglas was the second campmate to be eliminated from the jungle.

The A Place In The Sun presenter, 35, was announced as the celebrity with the fewest votes by hosts Ant and Dec. After the announcement Scarlette was comforted by Mike Tindall as she cried over the news and upon leaving the Australian jungle, Scarlette told Ant and Dec: "I’m absolutely gutted I’m not even going to lie about it."

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Elsewhere on Sunday’s show, the celebrities were offered the opportunity to win personal messages from their nearest and dearest. In order to achieve the prize, the campmates were split into three groups and tasked with balancing 10 blocks on a beam within 60 minutes. Those whose blocks were balanced at the end of that time would be awarded a letter from home, the MEN reports.

Sue Cleaver, Boy George and Chris Moyles were up first but struggled initially, while Mike, Matt Hancock, Seann Walsh and Babatunde Aleshe seemed to have more luck with the task but a lot of blocks still remained. Scarlette, Jill Scott and Owen Warner were the last group up with 37 minutes left to complete the challenge and they did - in just 14 minutes - and returned to camp triumphant with all 10 letters.

Former rugby player Mike and Lioness Jill also both put themselves forward for the Speak Uneasy Bushtucker Trial. The pair were challenged to drink 10 concoctions in a bid to win stars for camp with Tindall facing blended cockroaches and blended vomit fruit among his selection. Jill was also tasked with drinking blended fish eyes and blended snails among her five drinks.

Taking to Instagram after the show, chat once again turned to potential campmates for 2023's "All Star" version of the programme. Some of the suggestions have been not gone down well, especially those from Ant, who hasn't amused I'm a Celebrity viewers hoping the likes of Taylor Swift, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, and Prince Harry would swap their lives of luxury for jungle life Down Under.

Dec read out a comment from one of their followers, which said: "Get Alison Hammond again," to which the presenter turned to his co-star and said: "She was awful the first time, do you remember?" Ant replied: "She was awful." He then asked: "Do you think she'd do it again? Because we've only ever had one person do it twice and that was Katie Price." He added: "Would it be good to get her again?"

But there was a suggestion that may have been outlandish, but Dec and Ant seemed quite welcoming. "We have been talking of Robbie during the series," Dec said after a follower asked if they could convince former Take That star Robbie Williams to take part in an upcoming edition of the popular programme. "You probably could suggest it..." Ant said before revealing he "loves the series".

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