TV star Anthony McPartlin has checked into rehab after tearfully admitting drink and drugs problems to his wife and his showbiz partner Dec Donnelly. The I’m A Celebrity and Britain’s Got Talent presenter has confessed to his close friends and family that he has come to grief over prescription drugs and booze.
Multi-millionaire Ant, 41, one of the biggest names in TV, wept as he revealed the crisis to his wife Lisa Armstrong and co-star Dec, also 41. Last night Ant said: “The first step is to admit to yourself you need help. I’ve let people down. I’m truly sorry. I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I’m truly sorry. I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends through this really difficult time.”
He added to The Sun: “I have spoken out because I think it is important that people ask for help if they are going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery.” He is expected to spend at least two months in a clinic.