Is Ant and Dec Tv Duo's Brand Under Threat?

Carla Harmon
March 20, 2018

Phillip continued: "Ant has now gone back into treatment".

Saturday Night Takeaway will not be airing this week as Ant returns to rehab following his arrest on suspicion of drink driving.

Ant, who spoke out a year ago about battling addictions, is to get further treatment after his arrest over a suspected drink-drive crash on Sunday.

A source told the website: 'He's just really upset about it all just on so many levels - gutted and anxious about Ant obviously and devastated he's going back to rehab.

After meeting as teenagers on the set of children's drama "Byker Grove", the duo have progressed through the world of pop as PJ and Duncan, into children's presenting with SMTV and have now reached the heights where it seems that whatever they touch turns to gold.


They formed a double-act and released music together before becoming TV presenters, working on programmes such as SMTV Live, Friends Like These and I'm A Celebrity...

He was first treated a year ago after struggling with an addiction to painkillers following a knee operation in 2015.

Regarding whether they will actually run the network said: "We will be reviewing options for the last two episodes of the series, which would not feature Ant, who is taking time off to seek treatment".

It comes after a statement from Ant & Dec's publicist said: "Ant has made a decision to go back into treatment and step down from his current TV commitments".

"He's spoken with Dec and ITV and asked for time off for the foreseeable future".


The Saturday Night Takeaway presenter was arrested on Sunday after crashing his Mini and allegedly causing a three-car pile-up.

Schofield, 55, began by saying both he and Holly, 38, were "shocked and saddened" by the news over the last 24 hours, admitting it was hard to speak about because they were "talking about a friend". During Tuesday's Good Morning Britain, friend of the couple Piers Morgan has revealed that Lisa is having a "very tough time" as he discussed the horrific vehicle accident and the affect the incident is having on those closest to Ant. "We very much hope he gets the help he needs".

In addition to his problems with drink and drugs, the Geordie star also split from his wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong.

With it being hot on everyone's minds, different TV shows were forced to give their opinions on the matter - including ITV's Good Morning Britain, and Lorraine.


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