Ant McPartlin shares a laugh with Declan Donnelly after landing in Australia for I'm A Celebrity

The TV hosts have touched down in Brisbane to start filming the reality show

ANT McPartlin was caught on camera sharing a laugh with Declan Donnelly after landing in Australia for I'm A Celebrity.

The TV hosts have touched down in Brisbane to start filming the reality show – and Ant was seen larking about with his pal.

 Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly shared a laugh together in the cab

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly shared a laugh together in the cab

Ant, 41, is getting back to work after a stint in rehab to deal with an addiction to painkillers.

He jetted out to Australia today with Dec to start filming in the jungle and he looked like he was back on top form.

The stars were seen laughing together in the back of the cab as they headed to their hotel.

They were seen walking through the airport together and pushing their luggage as they headed to a waiting car.

 Ant seemed back on form after touching down in Australia

Ant seemed back on form after touching down in Australia

Ant kept a smile on his face, but was later seen looking as if the jet-lag from the 22-hour flight was starting to take its toll.

He seemed sleepy as he laid his head back on the seat as the drove away.

I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here will premiere on November 19 with celebrities including Made In Chelsea's Georgia Toffolo, Coronation Street's Jennie McAlpine

Ant spent two months in rehab this year after becoming addicted to prescription drugs following an op on his knee.

 He smiled for the cameras as he sat in the car

He smiled for the cameras as he sat in the car

 He pushed his own luggage through the airport in Brisbane

He pushed his own luggage through the airport in Brisbane

 Ant wore a beige cardigan and a baseball cap

Ant wore a beige cardigan and a baseball cap

 Dec also managed a huge pile of cases

Dec also managed a huge pile of cases

 He grinned as he got into the car

He grinned as he got into the car

 Ant made sure he packed enough for the long stint Down Under

Ant made sure he packed enough for the long stint Down Under

 The TV star looked tired after the long-haul flight

The TV star looked tired after the long-haul flight

 Dec seemed to be keeping his pal's spirits up

Dec seemed to be keeping his pal's spirits up

 The flew out of Heathrow today and landed in Brisbane

The flew out of Heathrow today and landed in Brisbane

 Ant appeared to be close to nodding off in the car

Ant appeared to be close to nodding off in the car

 The jet-lag was beginning to show

The jet-lag was beginning to show

Since then, he and his make-up artist wife of 11 years Lisa Armstrong have been leading separate lives.

As previously reported by The Sun's Dan Wootton, Ant has moved out of the couple's £6 million mansion and into a £1.6million rented house a few streets away – so he can still be close to his beloved labrador Hurley.

 Ant has gone through a difficult time in recent months

Ant has gone through a difficult time in recent months

 Ant's marriage to wife Lisa has been put under strain

Ant's marriage to wife Lisa has been put under strain

A source said: “Ant is spending time apart from Lisa — he’s said he needs space and everyone respects that.

“They are effectively leading separate lives while he re-evaluates everything.”

The source added: “He’s incredibly excited to receive the all-clear to host I’m A Celebrity with Dec.

“That’s what he’s been working towards. He’s going to be there for a number of weeks while Lisa is busy working behind the scenes on Strictly.

“It’s going to be a make or break few weeks as they decide how they feel about each other.

“But the sad reality is that it’s not looking positive that the marriage will survive long-term.”

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/4895239/ant-mcpartlin-looks-happier-than-ever-as-he-shares-a-laugh-with-declan-donnelly-after-landing-in-australia-for-im-a-celebrity/

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