Declan Donnelly will have a new co-host stepping in for Ant McPartlin on the upcoming series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

In August, McPartlin announced that he will be taking more time away from work, with Donnelly set to present I'm A Celeb without him along with Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway taking a "rest" in 2019.

The 42-year-old presenter has been receiving treatment for alcohol addiction following a drink-driving charge earlier this year which saw him banned from driving for 20 months and fined £86,000.

ITV's director of television Kevin Lygo said they have decided on Donnelly's co-host, but remained mum on who it would be.

Speculation has been running rife on Twitter with Love Island winner Dani Dyer, Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffat and So You Think You Can Dance presenter Cat Deeley all being suggested as worthy candidates for the role.

Speaking about his decision to take a break from TV, McPartlin said: "My recovery is going very well and for that to continue having spoken to Dec and ITV, I have made the decision to take the rest of the year off," McPartlin said in a statement.

"I'd like to thank both Dec and ITV for their continued support and I look forward to getting back to work in the new year."

Donnelly presented episodes of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway on his own this year and also took the helm of presenting the live Britain's Got Talentshows, with McPartlin only featuring on the pre-recorded audition segments.