The double act radiated from ear-to-ear and snapped their fists with delight as the producers presented them their lineup this year in an Instagram video.
Joy: Ant McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly (right) could not contain their excitement as they got a preview of the upcoming I’m A Celebrity Campmates for the new series
Unfortunately for avid fans of the long show, the images had disappeared in an offer to keep their secret.
‘Here we go, number one’, announced a member of the crew before the couple started slapping Ant, 46, shouting, ‘Yes!’
‘Very, very good,’ Dec, 45, commented by another candidate before the couple raised their eyebrows and said, ‘Ooh.’
Dec’s face was certainly a picture at the end of the clip as he opened his mouth wide and padded his eyes in shock at one of the new cast members.
‘That’s amazing. We’re happy, ‘they concluded – fans next to themselves with anticipation in time for the reality show to return in November.
Wow! Ant takes a surprising look at the producers after a sensational discovery
Coming soon: Preparations for the upcoming series are underway at the camp in Gwrych Castle, Nordwales, the second year in a row (pictured 2020)
Oh no! Unfortunately for avid fans of the long show, the pictures had disappeared in an offer to keep their secret
Nail bites: Fans of the show, including last year’s Queen of the Castle Giovanna Fletcher, ran to the comments to share their excitement
Fans ran to the comments to share their excitement, writing: ‘I feel like I’ll be a celebrity brilliant,’ and, ‘I want to know who [sic]. ‘
Last year, Castle Queen Giovanna Fletcher joined in: “I can’t wait to see it! Xxx.”
Preparations for the upcoming series are underway at the camp in Gwrych Castle, North Wales, which is playing for the second year in a row due to travel restrictions around its usual home on the east coast of Australia.
Famous Face: Rumored to be in line for this year’s program is broadcaster Richard Madeley and choreographer Dame Arlene Phillips (both pictured in 2021)
Other famous names reported on the run include Gogglebox’s Tom Malone Jr., Line Of Duty star Vicky McClure, Chaser Jenny Ryan, ex-Corrie star Lucy Fallon and Katie Price’s ex-husband Kieran Hayler.
ITV chiefs face a battle over time to renovate the dilapidated building – which is now closed to the public – and its surroundings ahead of the new series, which is expected in November.
The reality show, which is usually filmed in the Australian desert, has been forced to move into the dilapidated castle after fears that Australia could close its borders due to the ongoing pandemic.
The producers have since submitted an extensive planning application to the authorities to make the country house habitable in time for the new series.
Steve McDonald vs. Ian Beale! Coronation Street Simon Gregson [L] is reported to be competing against EastEnders soap competitor Adam Woodyatt [R] on I’m A Celebrity 2021
Attitude: This year’s show has once again moved from sunny Australia to Wales under Covid restrictions, with famous faces once again in Conwy County