Stephen Mulhern issued a plea to Ant and Dec ahead of I'm A Celebrity's return as he, like millions of viewers, counted down to it being on screen for the rest time in five days.

After Storm Arwen wreaked havoc on the ITV show's base in Abergele, Wales; the show was pulled off air and then on Saturday, the celebs were removed from the castle and placed into quarantine.

An array of different shows filled its slot on the ITV schedule, with two highlights shows, narrated by Ant and Dec going on at 9pm on Friday and Saturday and DNA Journey airing on Monday.

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On Monday afternoon, the Geordie duo broke the good news that I'm A Celebrity live episodes would be resuming on Tuesday night, with fans both relieved and excited.

And, as the clock ticked down to its return, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway co-star and Catchphrase host Stephen contacted them on Twitter with a big request.

He posted: "Right @antanddec you have had three nights to get @imacelebrity @ITV back on track, let’s get things going big time and no nonsense about me please! I have popcorn at the ready. See you at 9!"

A third responded: "Pleaseeeee make another Stevie gag tonight just to spite him," after the opening episode of the new series saw Ant and Dec refer to a suit of armour behind them as Stephen.

At the start of Tuesday's I'm A Celebrity, Ant and Dec reflected on a "crazy few days," giving viewers at home an insight into the damage down to the set by Storm Arwen.

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