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Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Ant McPartlin's return to work date 'confirmed'

Not long to wait now

Holly Willoughby has proved herself a fine replacement for Ant McPartlin on I'm A Celebrity.

But there's no substitute for the golden TV pairing that is Ant and Dec.

So you'll be delighted to know that the presenter has now been given the all clear to return to TV.

According to The Sun, Ant, 43, will start filming Britain's Got Talent alongside Dec Donnelly in January.

Ant will return to the BGT auditions (Credit: ITV)

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The Geordie star will have been absent from telly work for eight months, having decided to take an extended break following his well-publicised drink-drive accident back in April.

Ant has completed his recovery and ITV has decided he is ready to be back at work for Britain’s Got Talent filming.

He spent some additional time in rehab, recovering from alcohol issues and painkiller addiction.

A source told the tabloid: "Ant has completed his recovery and ITV has decided he is ready to be back at work for Britain’s Got Talent filming, which starts next month.

The dream team will be reunited (Credit: ITV)

"It’s been an incrediblly difficult two-year period but he has been entirely focused on turning his life around in order to return to work.

"ITV is very excited about Ant and Dec being reunited – but Ant’s recovery has been everyone’s first priority."

Dec, also 43, has just completed his first series of I'm A Celeb without his TV partner and best friend.

Earlier this year, he completed the run of Saturday Night Takeaway alone, after Ant and his reps made the decision for him to take some time out.

Ant was last seen on Saturday Night Takeaway (Credit: ITV)

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Welcome back, Ant, you've been missed!

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