Ant McPartlin thought his career was over and the public ‘had enough’ after his rehab battle

The Sun Entertainment 1 month ago

ANT McPartlin candidly confessed he thought the British public “had enough” of him following his rehab battle and drink drive shame.

The presenter, 41, battled tough times in his life away from the telly which prompted him to check into rehab in 2017, following addictions to drink and prescription drugs.

Ant McPartlin confessed his fear the public had tired of him amid his personal battles

Shortly after, in March 2018, he was arrested over a drink drive crash in South West London after hitting two cars in his Mini.

He was later handed a £86k fine and banned from the road and, to deal with his issues, took a break from screen which saw Holly Willoughby stand in and front I’m A Celebrity.

In an emotional chat re-living his troubled past few years, Ant told ITV show Ant and Dec’s DNA Journey: “I thought the public had had enough.

“I didn’t think I’d be allowed to do what I love anymore.

The star said he ‘didn’t think’ he would be ‘allowed’ to do his job anymore
Ant and Dec are loved by telly fans for their iconic partnership

“But coming back and being on screen and love and support shown to us in overwhelming.

“I can’t thank people enough.”

Fans celebrated as Ant returned to I’m A Celeb last year, as well as Britain’s Got Talent, alongside presenting partner and best pal Declan Donnelly.

During the height of the troubles, Dec fronted Saturday Night Takeaway alone – to huge praise from telly fans.

On the documentary, Dec also got emotional about the past few years, and said: “It’s been a tough couple of years.

The star took charge of his drink addiction and checked himself into rehab in 2017
His mini collided into two vehicles in south west London
Ant publicly apologised for his drink drive shame outside court

“It’s really tested the bond that we’ve shared since we were like 13 years old.

“I was incredibly angry at the start. So angry. Disappointed in him that he didn’t ever come to me and say, ‘I’m struggling, I need you.’

“I thought that if the shoe was on the other foot I would have gone to him and said, ‘I’m in trouble and I can’t handle this, I need your help.’

“He never came to me – and that hurt me a lot.”

Ant and Dec are on full form and ready to front this year’s I’m A Celeb

Ant and Dec will soon be back on screen to front the 2019 series of I’m A Celeb.

They have already been spotted arriving Down Under, with Ant accompanied by new girlfriend, Anne-Marie.

The foursome were also spotted enjoying a double date in Australia yesterday.

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