Ant McPartlin to step down from TV work following drink-drive arrest

Ivan Schwartz
March 20, 2018

The 42-year-old TV star was arrested yesterday for "drink driving", and announced today he will be returning to rehab and stepping down from current presenting duties, including Saturday Night Takeaway.

ITV added: 'ITV has taken a joint decision with Ant and Dec's team not to broadcast Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend.

The incident comes just hours after the TV star had filmed Saturday Night Takeaway alongside Declan Donnelly and fans have since been questioning on social media whether next weekend's episode will still go ahead.

"Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended".

Those involved were treated at the scene for minor injuries, whilst one child passenger was taken into hospital as a precautionary measure.

Bystander Amy Cassie, who helped Ant's mum out of his auto, told The Mirror: "Ant seemed furious after crashing the vehicle and was shouting at his mum who was also in the vehicle".

We reported how Ant was "agitated and argumentative" with a policewoman as she arrested him.

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He said the addiction stemmed from a painful knee operation in 2015.

"I've spoken out because I think it's important that people ask for help if they're going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery".

A witness who lives close to where the accident happened tells The Sun: 'I was at home when I heard a huge bang outside which was so loud I thought it was a train crash.

"I'd personally like to thank my family, my friends - some of who are here tonight".

Witness Jake Spencer said the star, who is going through a divorce with his wife of 11 years - Lisa McPartlin, 41 - following a stint in rehab, fought with officers as they tried to get him into a police auto.

The divorce from his wife of 11 years is believed to be costing the star around £ 30 million of his estimated £60 million fortune.

Hopefully he gets the support he needs to get through his issues.

Other reports by GizPress

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