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'Saturday Night Takeaway' Cancelled As Ant McPartlin Goes Back Into Rehab

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'Saturday Night Takeaway' Cancelled As Ant McPartlin Goes Back Into Rehab

Ant McPartlin is heading back to get treatment after he was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and crashing his car.

An ITV spokesman said: "ITV has taken a joint decision with Ant and Dec's team not to broadcast Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend.

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"We will be reviewing options for the last two episodes of the series (March 31 and April 7) which would not feature Ant who is taking time off to seek treatment. We very much hope that he gets the help that he needs."

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The Saturday Night Takeaway star was heading back from a dog walk with his mum on Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his car at a roundabout in south west London.

Forty-two-year-old McPartlin was arrested at the scene of the incident after failing a roadside breathalyser test at around 4pm.

"Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended," a police spokesperson said.

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"A number of individuals were treated at the scene for minor injuries only. A child passenger from one of the cars has been taken to hospital for a check-up as a precaution.

"A 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving after failing a roadside breathalyser test.

Amy Cassie, 23, who helped McParlin's mum get the dog out of the car, said: "Ant seemed furious after crashing the car and was shouting at his mum who was also in the car. She was trying to get him to calm down."

The BAFTA award winning presenter went to rehab last year after admitting he was addicted to prescription painkillers and alcohol. He was prescribed the medication following knee surgery in 2015.

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At the time, he spoke to the Sun about his troubles, saying: "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."

After a two-month stint to address the two issues, McPartlin went on to host I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! with his mate Declan Donnelly. In January he announced his split from his wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong.

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Hopefully he gets the support he needs to get through his issues.

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Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Ant McPartlin, saturday night takeaway, UK Entertainment, ITV

Stewart Perrie
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