Ant McPartlin built his name and fortune as one-half of the nation’s favourite TV duo Ant and Dec – but before marrying wife Anne-Marie, he was no stranger to a spot of drama.
Shooting to fame in the 1990s, alongside best pal Declan Donnelly, Ant has become one of the most successful TV presenters of our time. From fronting I’m A Celeb to Britain’s Got Talent, the Geordie lads have definitely kept busy over the years. The pair are even back on screens on Saturday (January 27) for the new episode of their smash hit gameshow Limitless Win.
But for Ant, his time in the public eye hasn’t gone without a few scandals….
Ant and Dec are TV favourites (Credit: Cover Images)
Ant McPartlin ‘could have killed himself’
TV favourite Ant was embroiled in a two-year addiction to strong painkilling drugs. His addiction was a result of suffering a torn meniscus in 2014 in his knee which left him in near-constant agony and immobile.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday back in 2017, Ant, who is now clean, revealed he was once rushed to the hospital at 5am after an “insane” pills binge.
He told the publication: “I was at the point where anything — prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs — I would take. And take them with alcohol, which is ridiculous. The doctors told me: ‘You could have killed yourself.’”
According to Ant he had been bingeing on tramadol, morphine and alcohol. He then spent two months in rehab after the incident.
Ant suffered from addiction (Credit: ITV)