ITV announces support of Ant McPartlin after he checks into rehab
ITV has released a message of support following the news of presenter Ant McPartlin being checked into rehab last weekend.
The Britain’s Got Talent host made the announcement on Sunday that he was seeking help for his addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol.
ITV later issued a statement, wishing the star a swift recovery. It read: “We’re sending Ant all of our best wishes for a speedy recovery.”
A source also informed The Sun newspaper: “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.”
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, I’m A Celebrity‘s Ant explained his decision to go to rehab. He said: “The first step is to admit to yourself you need help.
“I’ve let people down. I’m truly sorry.
“I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I’m truly sorry.
“I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends through this really difficult time.”
He continued: “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 is expected to spend at least two months in a clinic and will be cut off from visitors and using social media during his recovery.