Ant McPartlin: Followers want TV host effectively as he stays off TV (News)

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Ant and Dec

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Dec goes solo for I am a Celeb… this 12 months

Ant McPartlin has thanked followers “for all of the messages of assist” after subsequent 12 months’s collection of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night time Takeaway was postponed.

On Thursday, the host mentioned he’d proceed to take a break from all TV presenting till 2019.

Most responses have been optimistic, with one fan saying: “So happy with you Ant. We will not wait to see you again on our TV.”

The star has had therapy for habit after admitting drink driving following a automotive crash in March.

One other viewer wished him effectively however commented on “the devastation drink driving may cause”.

McPartlin was fined £86,000 and given a 20-month driving ban in April.

Many followers mentioned they understood he ought to take as a lot time without work his TV work as he wants.

McPartlin went into rehab in June 2017, however returned to host I am A Celeb… in November.

TV critic Caroline Frost instructed BBC Radio 5 Dwell that Ant had in all probability returned to TV too early final 12 months.

“You may draw the equal of maybe a star footballer who bought again on the pitch too early,” she mentioned. “Ant got here again final 12 months to the adulation of his many followers and all of it went mistaken once more.

“Clearly Ant and all of the individuals round him have learnt their classes.”

Following the crash in March, McPartlin pulled out of the final two episodes of Saturday Night time Takeaway and did not current the dwell exhibits of Britain’s Acquired Expertise this 12 months.

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Donnelly (proper) has co-hosted the present with McPartlin since 2002

The pair have now mentioned Takeaway will not return till 2020, and Declan Donnelly will entrance November’s I am A Celeb… Get Me Out Of Right here! alone.

Frost added that Ant and Dec’s “superpower” is “the chemistry between the 2”.

“What Ant left behind, Dec was capable of choose up. I do not assume they will maintain that by itself for one more collection of Takeaway, so that they’ve taken the suitable determination to park it for a collection.

“It is an unlimited headache for ITV bosses and the problem is now on for methods to fill that hole.”

Iain Lee, who appeared as a contestant on I am A Celeb… final 12 months, instructed Good Morning Britain it was smart for Ant to take a protracted break.

“I believe good for him, he is determined his restoration comes first,” he mentioned.

“Some issues are extra necessary than tv, and his sobriety is extra necessary than tv.”

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