Declan Donnelly Speaks Out After Ant McPartlin Checks Into Rehab


Declan Donnelly has praised the public for their positive reaction to the news of his lifelong friend and co-host Ant McPartlin had checked himself into rehab.

The Geordie had put down his addiction to alcohol and painkillers down to a knee problem which causes him chronic pain.

Dec wrote on their joint Twitter account:

Thank you for all the kind messages and well wishes for the big fella. He will be touched. Your support is, as ever, much appreciated.

Ant had told the Sun on Sunday that he felt he had let people down.

He said:

The first step is to admit to yourself you need help. I’ve let people down. I’m truly sorry.

I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends through this really difficult time.

I’ve spoken out because I think it is important that people ask for help if they are going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery.

We wish Ant all the best.