Ant McPartlin makes dig at Piers Morgan as possible I’m A Celeb contestant as he says ‘he’s looking for a job’

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Ant McPartlin has made a jibe about Piers Morgan being out of work as he suggested the former Good Morning Britain host would be a good I'm A Celebrity contestant.

Speaking to Lorraine on Thursday morning about this year's series of I'm A Celeb, the host asked Ant and Dec about having said in the past that they would love to get Piers Morgan into the camp.

Ant laughed: "He's not working at the moment, so you know, he'll be looking for a job."

Lorraine agreed: "He's got a bit of time on his hands, who knows."

Piers left his role hosting Good Morning Britain in March after a row over his comments about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey about life inside the Royal Family.

He stormed out of the studio during one episode when co-star Alex Beresford pulled him up on his treatment of Meghan and later quit the show completely after refusing to apologise for what he'd said about her.

Last year, I'm A Celeb left the Australian jungle for the first time in its 20-year history and set up camp at Gwrych Castle in North Wales when coronavirus restrictions put a stop to filming abroad.

The lads admitted that they still didn't know whether they would be heading back Down Under this year but were happy to return to Wales if they needed to.

Dec said: "It's still all up in the air at the minute. People are having conversations with Australia at the moment to see if they'll let us back in.

"If not, we've got a lovely alternative to go back to Wales, we had a great time there and a really lovely series so we'd gladly go back there."

Ant added: "Having the castle as a backdrop really helped with the challenges and all the celebs who were in there absolutely loved it so we would happily go back."

They were speaking to Lorraine about supporting a Prince's Trust campaign to encourage more young people from diverse backgrounds into a career in the TV industry.

Ant and Dec met after being cast in children's drama Byker Grove and later launched a pop career together, before going on to become a hugely successful presenting duo.

Dec said: "We were fairly unremarkable kids from the west end of Newcastle that were given an amazing opportunity and we built a career in the media. We want to give other people that opportunity too."

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