Ant McPartlin is 'doing well' after rehab stint
13 May 2018 - 9:00 AM

Ant McPartlin is 'doing well' after rehab stint

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Ant McPartlin is "doing well" following his rehab stint - but he's still not ready to return to TV.

The 42-year-old presenter underwent treatment at a rehab clinic in March after he was involved in a drink-drive incident in London, and while Ant is on the mend, he's still not ready to return to work alongside his long-time co-host Dec Donnelly.

A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Ant is doing really well and all of his friends think he is in a much better place.

"But this time doctors, not TV bosses, will decide."

Ant - who was fined £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months as a result of his crash - returned to work quickly after his first spell in rehab, prior to the collision.

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However, Ant is now said to be in a better frame of mind and his positive outlook has apparently been reflected in his appearance.

An eyewitness previously shared: "It was great to see him looking so well, and much more upbeat.

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"In pictures taken after his accident Ant looked haunted. He hadn't shaved and looked like he hadn't slept much.

"But the Ant we saw this week could have been a different person. He looked healthier, brighter and had a big smile on his face."

Following his court appearance, Ant admitted that he was "ashamed and mortified" about the incident.

He said in a statement: "I appreciate people in the public eye should provide a positive example. I know the consequences [of the crash] could have been much worse."

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