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Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly donate thousands for Britain's Got Talent pal's rehab

Selfless gesture

TV legends Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly have donated £5,000 to a Britain's Got Talent pal who is going through rehab.

The dynamic duo gave the money after hearing warm-up man Ian Royce was in trouble.

Ant and Dec presenting Britain's Got Talent: The Champions (Credit: ITV)

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The Mirror reports that Ian, 50, worked on both BGT and The X Factor and is claimed to be good friends with the pair.

But when he suffered a brain aneurysm when drunk, he asked for £20,000 to go to famous rehab centre The Priory to help sort out his problems.

It's claimed that Ant - who has battled his own demons in the past year - and Dec pledged thousands on Ian's GoFundMe page.

The page - set up by a friend - said: "Ian is in desperate need of our help. He is an alcoholic and has taken his first steps by admitting so."

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Thanking Ant and Dec on Twitter, Ian wrote: "Thank you Ant for your generous donation for getting me well..Amazing @antanddec xxx.

"Thank you Dec as well for your donation..Love you @antanddec."

Meanwhile, Ant and Dec have been preparing for the new 19th series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The boys recently shared a selfie from a production meeting at ITV for the new series.

The pair shared the snap, which showed them with excited expressions in front of screens and laptops with the I'm a Celeb logo on.

They captioned the image: "At @itv having meeting about @imacelebrity. Finding out what’s in store and this years celebs...."

Ant and Anne-Marie are ready to take things onto the next level (Credit:

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Elsewhere, Ant and his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett are reportedly about to take a huge step in their relationship.

Ant will be heading back to I'm a Celebrity after missing last year's series as he battled alcohol issues and prescription drug addiction, and Anne-Marie will reportedly be joining him.

According to reports, the presenter wants his 43-year-old girlfriend - who is also his sober coach - by his side while he films in Australia.

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