Anthony McPartlin was spotted leaving his home in Chiswick on Wednesday for the first time following his drink-driving arrest. The Saturday Night Takeaway presenter was involved in a car collision in which several people were injured on Sunday, and released a statement confirming plans to enter rehab. Upon leaving his £1.6million rented home, the 42-year-old looked smart in a black shirt and coat along with a pair of Ray Bans sunglasses while reportedly heading to the police station. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police recently confirmed that Ant wasn't in possession of drugs at the time of his arrest, saying: "No drugs were found on the 42-year-old man arrested or in the vehicle involved in the collision. The man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving and was taken to a south London police station. He's been released under investigation."
Ant was spotted leaving his home
Dec recently released a statement about the future of Saturday Night Takeaway on Twitter, which read: "Whilst I never thought I'd be in this position, after much discussion and careful consideration we've decided that the remaining two shows of this series of Saturday Night Takeaway will go ahead. We made a promise to take hundreds of deserving winners to Florida to watch the series finale, and we will honour that. Everyone at ITV and the Takeaway team feels we owe it to the audience to complete the series. Dec x."
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His presenting partner, Dec, was also recently spotted looking downcast while out with his wife, Ali Astall. Piers Morgan recently spoke about Dec's future in television on Good Morning Britain, saying: "[Dec is] devastated for his mate - he is worried that the Ant and Dec brand is being irreparably damaged - it's the second time round… But I think he's got to look after himself too - he's a very successful guy in his own right."
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