Now ITV chiefs are poised to feature Ant on the show, with The Sun reporting a show insider said: "There's been some discussion about whether the whole of the series should be ditched because Ant features heavily".
"Everyone just wants Ant to get better".
The geordie duo's absence comes after Ant, 42, crashed his vehicle on Sunday 18th March.
Other names on the list include Love Island's Caroline Flack (6/1), Cannonball's Maya Jama (8/1), Ant and Dec's former co-star Cat Deeley at 10/1 and Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo at 20/1.
A source is quoted as telling the newspaper: "Showing clips of [Ant] in a pub is not very fair bearing in mind they were filmed before anyone knew about the demons he was battling".
Ant McPartlin checked into rehab last week following his arrest on suspicion of drink-driving following a three-car crash. "But filming has stopped because Ant has gone back into rehab and stepped down from TV commitments this year".
The show contained scenes of the boys drinking and pulling pints in pub in Ireland. Pic YouTube
"He has spoken with Dec and ITV today and asked for time off for the foreseeable future".
In the wake of Ant McPartlin's drink-driving arrest, the show's hosts aren't featured, despite appearing in trailers for previous series.
'We made a promise to take hundreds of deserving winners to Florida to watch the series finale, and we will honour that'.
The 27-year-old former Gogglebox star has been a regular on Saturday Night Takeaway in recent years.