I’m A Celebrity host Declan Donnelly carries his son Jack, 16 months, as he heads out for a curry after landing in Australia ahead of show launch
When this year’s I’m A Celeb contestants touch down in Oz in the next few days, they will be eating everything from pig testicles to deer’s kidneys.
But host Declan Donnelly opted for something a little tastier after he landed to host the show – a posh curry.
Dec, 47, was seen arriving at the Spice Den in Kingscliff, New South Wales, with his baby son Jack.
The star, who will present I’m A Celeb with his on-screen partner Ant McPartlin was wearing an on-trend black and white striped shirt as he arrived at the restaurant which is known in the area for its crispy duck dish.
Dec was carrying his 16-month-old son into the eatery, which is described on its website as having ‘smart Asian decor and stylish bar, dim lighting, close-set tables and floaty sheer curtains set the tone.
Family time: Dec, 47, was seen arriving at the Spice Den in Kingscliff, New South Wales , with his baby son Jack
Outing: The star, who will present I’m A Celeb with his on-screen partner Ant McPartlin was wearing an on-trend black and white striped shirt
It adds: ‘But it is the food that truly excites, a standout is crisp duck in a mandarin-tamarind sauce – sticky-sweet and flawlessly cooked.’
Dec is staying in the country with wife Ali Astall, their five year-old daughter Isla and Jack.
While the contestants will be sleeping in the outdoors in cramped sleeping quarters and a plank with a hole in it for a toilet, Dec has rented a £1000-a-night luxury beachside apartment with a private pool for his stay in Australia, MailOnline can reveal.
The four bedroom property boasts idyllic views, and even an outdoor spa. In room massages are also available, while residents can gaze out of the ‘glistening surf’ and ‘soft white sand beach’ which is close to the Gold Coast.
There is also a rooftop pool for Dec and his family to use.
Ant is yet to be seen in Australia but is understood to have landed last Thursday.
The pair have been presenting the ITV show since it debuted in 2002 but in 2018 Ant was replaced by Holly Willoughby after he took a series off to address his addiction to alcohol.
This year’s celebrities will begin flying into Brisbane airport on Sunday as the show is set to air next Sunday November 19.
Smiling: Dec was also spotted sporting a Remembrance Day Poppy on his T-shirt as he headed out for breakfast with his family on another occassion
Settling in: Dec is spending time in the country ahead of the show’s start next week
Group: The star was joined by his wife Ali and their daughter Isla, five
Nigel Farage will be amongst the first after signing a deal worth an astonishing £1.5 million – the highest ever to be paid to a contestant on the show.
He is to be joined by celebrities such as Jamie-Lynn Spears – the sister of US singer Britney Spears, ex-Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson, jockey Frankie Dettori, Marvin Humes and former EastEnders actress Danielle Harold.
During the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021, the show’s location was moved to Wales and it was revealed the TV duo were staying with their families in a £1,000 a week four bedroom cottage equipped with a trout farm.
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