Ant McPartlin steps down from TV roles

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Speaker Ant McPartlin has stepped lower from his TV roles subsequent his arrest on suspicion associated with drink driving.

His publicist said McPartlin, exactly who spent time in rehab last year, had been taking time off “for the particular foreseeable future” and would have more treatment.

ITV’s Sunday Night Takeaway will not air this particular weekend and the final two shows, scheduled for 31 March plus 7 April, won’t feature McPartlin.

The star has been involved in a collision in southern London on Sunday.

His decision to step straight down comes following talks with his showing partner Declan Donnelly and with ITV.

Orlando ending

The final event of ITV’s award-winning Saturday Night time Takeaway was due to be transmit live from Universal Orlando Holiday resort in Florida, with 200 followers of the show flying out inside a specially-chartered plane.

Star guests have also been lined up for that finale. It follows last year’s series final, filmed at Disneyworld in Florida.

McPartlin’s publicist said in a declaration: “Ant has decided to go back into therapy and step down from their current TV commitments.

“He has spoken with December and ITV today and requested time off for the foreseeable future. As a result, Saturday Night Takeaway will not be heading ahead this Saturday. ”

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Image caption Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have been presenting together for several years

McPartlin was driving his Mini within Mortlake on Sunday afternoon whenever he was involved in a crash involving two other cars. The particular 42-year-old was arrested after screwing up a roadside breathalyser test.

A child passenger in one of the vehicles was taken to hospital for a check-up as a precaution, the Metropolitan Law enforcement said. A number of people were treated designed for minor injuries.

McPartlin was taken to a south Greater london police station for questioning just before being released under investigation on Mon.

‘Reviewing options’

A good ITV spokesman said: “ITV has brought a joint decision with Ish and Dec’s team not to transmit Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend break.

“We is going to be reviewing options for the last two shows of the series (March 31 plus April 7) which would not function Ant who is taking time away from to seek treatment.

“We very much hope that he gets the assist that he needs. ”

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Image caption Ant McPartlin and Mack Armstrong had been a couple for twenty three years

McPartlin, who co-hosts several ITV shows with Donnelly, including Now i’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Right here and Britain’s Got Talent, verified in January he was divorcing Lisa Armstrong, his wife associated with 11 years.

The particular Bafta-winning star spent two months within rehab last year after admitting to some painkiller and alcohol addiction. He or she said the addiction stemmed from the painful knee operation in 2015.

McPartlin stated he was clean from medicines and alcohol in August plus returned to presenting duties within November on I’m A Celebrity.

He and Donnelly established themselves as one of Britain’s most popular TELEVISION double acts over the course of their professions and, for the 17th consecutive calendar year, were voted by viewers since TV’s best entertainment presenters in the National Television Awards in The month of january.

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