Ant McPartlin is reportedly banned from using his phone or having visitors during his two months in rehab for prescription drug and alcohol addiction.
The 41-year-old revealed to his wife Lisa Armstrong and life-long TV partner Declan Donnelly his struggles with depression over infertility had led him to substance and alcohol abuse, saying how he’s checking himself into rehab to seek help.
According to The Sun, the TV presenter is now banned from having visitors, including his wife and Declan, as restoring his health is the primary focus.
A source told the paper: ‘The most important thing is getting his health on track.
‘Right now Ant won’t be able to have access to his phone or any visitors, even from his wife or Dec.’
Speaking to The Sun On Sunday on the initial reveal of his struggles, Ant said: ‘The first step is to admit to yourself you need help. I’ve let people down. I’m truly sorry.
‘I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I’m truly sorry. I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends through this really difficult time.’
Ant’s wife has since thanked fans for their support on Twitter, writing: ‘Completely overwhelmed by all your love & support it means so much. I’m relieved he’s receiving the help he needs, we just need him better.’
Dec has also taken to the pair’s official account to thanks fans for their support, writing: ‘Thank you for all the kind messages and well wishes for the big fella.
‘He will be touched. Your support is, as ever, much appreciated.’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Anthony McPartlin’s reps for comment.
Ant and Dec’s Career Timeline
Ant and Dec met on the set of Byker Grover when they were just 13 years-old, and have been a dynamic duo ever since.
After leaving the show in 1993, they moved from acting to music as PJ and Duncan. The pair had a massive 14 top 20 hits from 1993-1997, including the hit Lets Get Ready To Rumble.
Next they made their big return to TV and teamed up with Cat Deeley for the legendary SM:TV Live, leading them to win the Special Recognition Award for children’s programme at the NTAs in 2002.
They then moved onto Saturday night game show Friends Like These and, in 2001 made their Simon Cowell debut for talent show Pop Idol.
The double act won their first BAFTA in 2010 for the Best Entertainment Performance award.
Following this, they dabbled with music once more in 2012 when they released official England World Cup song, On The Ball.
In 2015 the dream team presented The Brits, and ended up with their heads as a dish on the table for the star’s grub.
They have since presented I’m a Celeb, Britain’s Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway and have won a gigantic 31 National Television Awards.