Ant and Dec praise Newcastle United youngster Kevin Mbabu on Twitter

The Georgie celebrities are impressed with the Swiss youngster's recent performances.

Newcastle United have had a poor start to the season and there have been few reasons to celebrate. One recent emerging piece, slither, of hope has been the development of Kevin Mbabu.

The 20-year-old defender has been brought into the first-team fold in recent weeks and recently performed well against Chelsea.

The Swiss under-19 international, who joined the club 2013 from Servette, has been playing at left-back and doing a good job – which has caught the eye of two of Newcastle’s favourite sons.

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here presenters Ant and Dec have today Tweeted their appreciation for the Swiss youngster.

They sent this Tweet from their joint Twitter account earlier today:

Mbabu has indeed been something to cheer about for Newcastle fans. But the famous Geordie pair might have put a hex on him. He and his Newcastle team-mates were torn to shreds by a Sergio Aguero inspired Manchester City at The Etihad – losing 6-1.

Britain might very well have talent, but at the moment Newcastle United do not.

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch