Dan Walker pledges 'I'm A Celeb' support to Louise Minchin: ‘My phone bill is going to be enormous’

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<p>After 20 years on the BBC's flagship morning news programme, host Louise Minchin has announced that she will be leaving the show later this year.</p>
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Dan Walker and Louise Minchin on BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast via Twitter / BBC)

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here has finally confirmed the official line-up for the 2021 series, and ex-BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin is receiving lots of support from her former colleagues.

One person in particular who has already vowed to root for Minchin throughout her time in the Welsh castle is Dan Walker

Reacting to the news of Minchin's announcement, Walker took to Twitter to share his excitement earlier today (November 16) writing: "Morning all... can't wait to watch @louiseminchin on the telly again."

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Joking about how much he will support and vote for her, the journalist added: "My phone bill is going to be enormous!"

Louise Minchin has joined as one of ten campmates in this year's edition of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV)
Louise Minchin has joined as one of ten campmates in this year's edition of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV)

Minchin admitted that she did not tell Walker that she was going to take part in I'm A Celebrity before heading to Wales. "I don’t think he will be surprised," she said.

"He knows me well and I think he will be both excited and nervous for me. I have been voting for him on Strictly so fingers crossed he will vote for me a lot."

Minchin and the rest of the contestants have been spending the last week in quarantine ahead of entering Gwrych castle this weekend.

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Speaking of her connection to the location and the show she said: "I’ve driven past the Castle quite a few times and I am really excited for it to be in Wales again.

The celebs are headed into the castle this weekend. (ITV)
The celebs are headed into the castle this weekend. (ITV)

"This time last year I had a broken ankle and I literally sat on the sofa at home watching every single minute of it thinking, 'Oh my gosh that Castle looks incredible, one day I would love to be part of it' and now I am!"

Joining Minchin in as this year’s campmates are former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, Good Morning Britain’s Richard Madeley, Emmerdale’s Danny Miller, football legend David Ginola, Olympian Matty Lee, Paralympian Kadeena Cox, Frankie Bridge, Naughty Boy and Snoochie Shy.

Watch: Ant and Dec in the trailer for I'm A Celebrity 2021

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