Robert Irwin and Julia Morris. I'm a Celebrity hosts 2024

The key thing we all missed about Robert Irwin and Julia Morris’ iconic I’m a Celebrity partnership

"That's why we're a magical combination!"

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here is back for its 10th season in 2024 and there’s a new hosting duo wreaking havoc in the Jungle — Julia Morris and Robert Irwin.

After the shock of Julia’s co-host, Dr Chris Brown, exiting stage left, we wondered who could possibly fill his very large shoes. Well, we’re happy to report that it now feels a bit like: “Dr Chris who?!”, because this brand-new combo couldn’t be more perfect!

“It’s funny because it feels like, in a way, my whole life has been training for this moment,” Robert, 20, told Chattr in an interview before heading to the Jungle in early March.

Robert Irwin. Instagram/Ten

“Wrangling snakes and jumping on Crocs and jumping out of helicopters and all of that. It just feels right and the spice of life is trying something new. And when I had the opportunity to join this crew, I just jumped at the chance.”

Of course, one of the major drawcards for Robert was continuing the “legacy” of his father Steve Irwin, which he’s also “trying to create with wildlife conservation”, but Julia also served as a reason to sign on the dotted line.

“It was the first time I got to work with Julia, someone who has sort of always been there for a long time, for many years,” he admitted.

Robert Irwin and Julia Morris I'm a celebrity cast 2024
Robert Irwin and Julia Morris, I’m a Celeb 2024 hosts. Ten

Julia Morris reveals the “common perception” about Robert

Julia, 55, who also appeared alongside Robert at the interview, said that when talking to people about”what the show was going to be like”, there was a common theme.

“We’re obviously finding our way into that together, but the really interesting perception has been that people are just going [to Robert], ‘Good luck to you starting on this adventure’.

“But in actual fact, Robert would have banked more air time on the screen than me! He also would have done nearly as many, if not more, live shows than me.”

Robert, Terri and Bindi Irwin. Ten

Adding to this, Robert said: “Well, my poor mother [Terri Irwin]. She was filmed while I was being born. There were cameras, I kid you not, in the room, whilst she was popping me out! [I was] Like a missile, zooom! Straight in there. Let’s go!”

“It’s so unexpected. It is new. It is different, but it’s also what I’ve always been doing.”

Finally, Julia called their pairing a “magical combination”.

“It’s not somebody new coming in. Sure, the show is new, but this type of television and where I guess entertainment is dovetailing with conservation and wildlife, and now we get to add comedy into the mix. We’re set!”

Watch I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia season 10 at 7.30 pm Sunday – Monday on 10 and 10Play.

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