Troubled TV star Ant McPartlin made his return to Britain’s Got Talent last night (April 6) and an adorable little girl gave him the greatest welcome back.
Viewers watched as pupils from Flakefleet Primary School performed an astonishing version of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now which reduced judge David Walliams to tears.
He pressed his golden buzzer sending them straight through to the semi finals of the ITV show.
“It was so moving, I don’t know why it is so moving,” he said. “It was one of the most joyous things I have ever seen.
“You made all our hearts soar today. It is what you want your childhood to have been like and what you want your children’s childhoods to be like.”
As the kids from the Lancashire school ran off stage, five-year-old Emily immediately hugged Ant, who has been in recovery after being arrested for drink driving last year.
Hugging him, the little girl sobbed: “I’ve missed you.”
Lifting her up, Ant, 43, told her: “I’ve missed you too – love you lots.”
The special moment left viewers in tears.
One tweeted: “This little girl speaks for the nation when she says she missed Ant.”
Another added: “I think Ant got a bit emotional when that little girl said she’d missed him. Good to see you back.”
“Great to see you back Ant. That little lass on #BGT said what millions wanted to say #WeveMissedYou #AntsBack #WereAllHuman,” said a third.
Someone else said: “When that kid said to Ant “I missed you” 😭😭😭😭 #BGT.”
And a fifth wrote: “Emily is absolutely adorable! I am so happy she said that to Ant because we all agree with her and I think it was amazing for Ant to hear. Well done Emily.”
Lots of fans were happy to see Ant and Dec reunited on screen for the first time since his arrest which saw him enter rehab to tackle his addiction to painkillers.
His marriage to Lisa Armstrong also collapsed during a difficult year which saw him take a break from presenting as he battled his demons.
Read more: Ant and Dec earned £12k a day last year.
But fans were happy to see him back at work.
One tweeted: “Ant & Dec back together presenting on BGT has made my weekend.”
While another added: “Great to see you back on our screens @antanddec… You’re only human like the rest of us Ant.
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