It was recently ‘confirmed’ by The Sun that Ant McPartlin will be returning to work in January 2019.
The tabloid stated he will be back alongside his presenting partner Dec Donnelly in January filming Britain’s Got Talent auditions, before hosting the live shows later in the year.
Ant has been absent from TV for the past eight months following a well-publicised drink-driving accident which happened back in April.
He stepped down from filming commitments missing the last few shows of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
He spent some time in rehab recovering from alcohol issues as well as his addiction to pain killers.
The announcement has had mixed reaction from social media followers.
Many were happy to hear the news of his return.
Good to hear Ant is back in 2019. Rooting for you mate. Hope you are feeling better.
— scook2003 – deeply unhelpful (@scook2003) December 10, 2018
You were amazing can’t wait for ant to return next year 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
— Sara (@sara_uk1) December 10, 2018
Guys, can you believe that Ant and Dec are reuniting next month and some of us get to see it in person
— All Ant and Dec (@allantanddec) December 10, 2018
You both did a great job and it was nice to see Holly’s reaction to some of the trials. Did miss Ant though and can’t wait to see you both side by side again
— Pamela Spencer (@spencpj) December 10, 2018
Good to see that @antanddec are doing BGT together next year
— Ollie Hadfield (@ollieh5353) December 10, 2018
“Good to hear Ant is back in 2019. Rooting for you mate. Hope you are feeling better.” One tweeted.
Another put: “You were amazing can’t wait for Ant to return next year” [sic]
A third put: “Guys, can you believe Ant and Dec are reuniting next month and some of us get to see it in person”
However others were not happy to hear he was returning…
Disgusting. I’m sick of all the sympathy he gets because he’s Ant from Ant and Dec. He shouldn’t be allowed on TV again after what he’s done. Not exactly a role model for the young audience that watch.
— Tyler Mason (@Tyler_Mason2016) December 10, 2018
We don't need Ant back ,Holly was a far superior host with Dec , we can have Ant and Dec do BGT but not together in I'm a Celebrity.
— Kenny Lawrence (@KennyLa26409190) December 10, 2018
I don’t support drink drivers. #Lorraine
— Chris Houston (@chris_houston_) December 10, 2018
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