TROUBLED Ant McPartlin has announced he and on-screen partner Declan Donnelly will put their hit show Saturday Night Takeaway on hold next year as he battles to get back to full health.
He also revealed yesterday that he will not take part in this year’s I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! leaving Donnelly, 42, to present it alone for the first time in 15 years.
McPartlin, also 42, announced he is taking a break from the small screen until 2019 while seeking treatment for his drink and prescription drug addictions.
He and Donnelly have jointly decided to pull next season’s Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway but added that it will return to the screens in 2020.
The star said that he will not be heading Down Under to the jungle with his sidekick to film the ITV show.