Ant McPartlin can't wait to get back in action on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here after recovering from an addiction to prescription painkillers.

Along with his best mate and colleague, Declan Donnelly, he has touched down in Australia ahead of the start of the next instalment of their hit TV series.

And after arriving Down Under, Ant has revealed he cannot wait to back to business.

He said in The Sun: "I'm excited to be back, I can't wait. It's going to be a good show. I'm feeling great. The flight was all right, I had a lot of sleep and me and Dec had a good catch-up."

Ant and Dec


Ant and Dec receiving their OBE

Ant and Dec

Credit: PA

The Geordie duo will be on our screens again this Sunday on ITV and it's awesome that Ant is feeling better.

His best buddy and long-term showbiz partner, Dec, is also buzzing about his mate's return.

He said: "I'm looking forward to spending more time with him.

"It's brilliant to be back together, it's perfect. Everything just slotted back into place. We can't wait and we're raring to go. We are really excited.

"We'll have the same old shenanigans, but with a few little added twists. We just can't wait to get in and get going now. We've been waiting for ages, it's been a long summer break so we can't wait."

The pair had been apart for the longest time in their careers as Ant received treatment in the USA after becoming addicted to painkillers following a knee injury.

I'm A Celeb is returning to screens two weeks later than usual as Ant had been given extra to recover from his serious problems.

He and Dec have worked together since hitting TV on kids' TV show, Byker Grove, in the 1990s. They then had a musical career as PJ and Duncan. Looking back, it seems like banter but they were pretty successful.

They then gone on to become Saturday night TV stars and have picked up awards left, right and centre while reportedly making themselves millions in the process. It's good to have them back.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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