I’m A Celebrity: Meet the man behind Ant & Dec’s hilarious gags

I’m A Celebrity presenters Ant & Dec are known for their hilarious onscreen gags – but they aren’t the ones who come up with them…

Andy Milligan – who is considered to be the third member of the team – has been working alongside Ant and Dec for 12 years, writing content for the boys who then entertain us.

A source told the Mirror that Andy was the one who came up with the joke that Ant and Dec made during the first episode about Ant’s recent rehab stint.

“It might be Ant and Dec on screen, but off it they regularly work as a trio and it is Ant and Dec and Andy. The boys have him involved in all of their big shows – Takeaway, Britain’s Got Talent and I’m A Celebrity – and haven’t made a project without him in more than a decade,” the source told the newspaper.

They added: “This year there was lots of scrutiny around Ant, but once again Andy has helped the boys look brilliant on screen.”

With a major time difference between the UK and Australia, it’s thought that Andy sleeps all day then gets up around midnight to work on new gags for that days show, before meeting with Ant and Dec when they arrive on set.

I’m A Celebrity continues on ITV.

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