Ant McPartlin is "excited to be back" hosting 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'.

Ant and Dec

Ant and Dec

The creepy-crawly show is set to return to screens next weekend - two weeks later than usual - but it wasn't known whether the 41-year-old presenter would be well enough to host alongside his partner Declan Donnelly after he checked into rehab over the summer for addiction to prescription pills and alcohol following his knee surgery.

But he has admitted he's feeling "great" following his treatment and has now touched down in Brisbane, Australia, ready for the new series with his 42-year-old co-host.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Ant said: "I'm excited to be back, I can't wait.

"It's going to be a good show. I'm feeling great. The flight [to Australia] was all right, I had a lot of sleep and me and Dec had a good catch-up."

And the feeling is mutual for Dec as he's glad he has his partner back by his side and has teased that the new series will be full of "little added twists."

He explained: "I'm looking forward to spending more time with him.

"It's brilliant to be back together, it's perfect. Everything just slotted back into place. We can't wait and we're raring to go. We are really excited. We'll have the same old shenanigans, but with a few little added twists. We just can't wait to get in and get going now. We've been waiting for ages, it's been a long summer break so we can't wait."

Not much else is known about the forthcoming series, but it's believed The Saturdays' Vanessa White, Made in Chelsea's Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo, Boris Johnson's father Stanley Johnson, boxer Amir Khan, Hollyoaks' Jamie Lomas, YouTube star Jack Maynard, former Chelsea footballer Dennis Wise and Coronation Street's Jennie McAlpine will take part int he show after they were spotted touching down in Brisbane.