The 19-year-old wildlife warrior will stand alongside the comedian for the upcoming 2024 season of the reality show, replacing Dr Chris Brown.
Speaking to the Herald Sun ahead of Channel 10’s Upfronts, Robert couldn’t contain his excitement for the new role.
‘This just feels like it was meant to be,’ he told the publication.
It isn’t the first time Robert has appeared in the jungle. In 2016, the photographer appeared as a guest on the show alongside his mum, Terri, and sister Bindi.
Robert Irwin, 19, has announced he will co-host I’m A Celebrity alongside Julia Morris, 55
He admitted he’s been a ‘massive fan of the show’ every since.
‘I was knee-high to a grasshopper and had the bowl cut,’ he recalled.
‘I loved so much getting to do that show.’
In 2016, the photographer appeared as a guest on the show alongside his mum, Terri, and sister Bindi
Robert will stand alongside Morris (right) for the upcoming 2024 season of the reality show, replacing Dr Chris Brown (left)
In August, Morris told Yahoo Lifestyle! that the show will go in a ‘completely different way’ following the departure of her co-host Brown after they shared the screen for almost a decade.
She explained that she was testing her ‘chemistry’ with six potential candidates and the selection will change the dynamic.
‘I’m going to have to leave everything of the past behind,’ the 55-year-old told the publication at the time.
Brown, 45, left Channel 10 for more onscreen opportunities at rival Seven.
He first joined Ten in 2008 to host Bondi Vet, before becoming a part-time panelist on The Project and also co-hosted I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and The Living Room, which was axed last year.
Robert was tipped for the role back in September