Ant and Dec’s Ant McPartlin gets full support from ITV after announcing he’s heading to rehab over issues with alcohol and prescription drugs: 'Sending Ant all of our best wishes'
The 41-year-old made an official statement that he was heading to the facility for two months, to finally battle his demons once and for all.
And the TV star, who hosts I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Britain’s Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway alongside comedy partner Declan Donnelly, has gained full support from ITV following the news of his recovery.
They revealed a statement saying: "We’re sending Ant all of our best wishes for a speedy recovery."
An ITV source also told The Sun: "The feeling amongst senior executives is that Ant has been very brave to admit this. He’s got our total backing and he knows he can take as much time as he needs.
"If there’s anything we can do to support him in getting better then of course he only needs to ask – he’s a huge part of the ITV family and that isn’t going to change.
"He has many friends here who are right behind him, and hope to see him out of rehab and on the mend as soon as possible.
"Those close to him are very impressed by how open and honest he has been about his issues – it can’t have been easy for him and it took real courage."
Speaking to The Sun, Ant revealed how depression led to addiction to prescription drugs, and an ongoing battle with alcohol and substance abuse.
He said: "I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry.
"I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends for helping me through this really difficult time. 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."
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