Ant McPartlin has checked into rehab after admitting to being dependent on prescription drugs and alcohol.
Ant tearfully summoned his TV partner Declan Donnelly and his wife Lisa Armstrong together for a crisis meeting where he admitted his problem had spiralled out of control.
“I need help mate and I need it now,” Ant said.
Ant’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ co-host Dec had reportedly been concerned about his pal, but didn’t know the severity of what was wrong.
“For Dec it was a bit of a bombshell hearing about these addiction problems. He had no idea of the full extent of the torment his best friend was going through,” a source told The Sun. “
Dec couldn’t believe his ears through some of it. Soon the truth was all coming out: the substance abuse, the painkillers he was hooked on, the secret drinking sessions. It was almost too much for Dec to take in.”
Ant has publicly thanked his wife, family and closest friends for helping him through this difficult time and bravely also added,
“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.”
Ant reportedly earns a whopping £79,000 a day and together with long-time friend Dec has scooped dozens of TV awards including Best TV Presenter 4 years in a row. An unfortunately botched knee operation is apparently behind Ant’s reliance on prescription drugs.