Ant McPartlin and wife Lisa Armstrong [Getty]
The TV favourite has checked himself into a facility to battle his demons once and for all, with many fans and stars rallying round the popular Britain’s Got Talent host following the news.
And according to The Sun, in order for him to get the best possible treatment, Ant WON’T be allowed access to his phone – or even any visitors – during his time on the programme.
This includes his doting wife Lisa Armstrong, and co-comedian Declan Donnelly, who thanked fans for their support a day before.
Declan Donnelly reached out to support his comedy double act[Wenn]
Declan Donnelly has thanked fans after Ant McPartlin revealed his rehab battle [Ant and Dec/Twitter]
A source told The Sun: “The most important thing is getting his health on track.
“Right now Ant won’t be able to have access to his phone or any visitors, even from his wife or Dec.”
Ant reportedly ‘wept’ as he revealed his problem to both Dec and his wife Lisa, confirming he needed to head to a two month rehabilitation centre to help work through his problems.
Ant McPartlin apologised for heading to rehab[ITV]
Dec himself took to social media to show his support for his double-act other half during this difficult time.
Thanking fans for their ongoing support, Dec wrote to the pair’s 6.58 million followers: “Thank you for all the kind messages and well wishes for the big fella. He will be touched.”
He added: “Your support is, as ever, much appreciated. DD xx.”
Ant and Dec are firm TV favourites[Wenn]
Speaking to The Sun, Ant revealed how depression led to addiction to prescription drugs, and an ongoing battle with alcohol and substance abuse.
He said: “I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry.
“I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends for helping me through this really difficult time. I’ve spoken out because I think it’s important that people ask for help if they’re going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery.”