Last month, Ant McPartlin shocked fans as he revealed that he would be heading in to a treatment facility to deal with substance abuse and alcohol issues. However, Ant has been allowed out of rehab for trips to the shops and park after a four-week stretch at the clinic, but there has been no sign of best buddy Dec paying a visit.
Despite being spotted out on a few trips, Ant is expected to stay at the treatment centre for up to three months and has not had visitors yet as he faces his demons. “Ant has had no visitors — not even Lisa or Dec,” a source told the Sun on Sunday. “It was judged best that he battled through this on his own. It has been very tough for him, but he really wants to get better and promised to do whatever that takes.
“There is still a way to go, but he is making real progress.” The first reunion will reportedly be with his wife Lisa after being apart for almost two months, with Ant also set to reunite with Dec in the following days. “Lisa is desperate to see Ant and she is expected to visit him shortly. Dec will also be seeing him soon. It’s bound to be emotional but Ant knows that Dec will be there for him every step of the way,” the source added.