Ant McPartlin spotted returning to work with Dec for first time since drink driving incident 1 year ago

Ant McPartlin spotted returning to work with Dec for first time since drink driving incident

Ant McPartlin has returned to work with Declan Donnelly for the first time since his drink driving incident.

The 43-year-old was seen with his presenting partner at Elstree Studios over the Christmas break, ahead of his return to TV early next year.

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The pair were attending a recording of Richard Osmon's Replay 2018 and Ant was apparently delighted to be back in the studio.

A source told The Mirror: 

“Getting back to work has been brilliant for him and seeing Dec was a real boost. He’s ready to move into 2019 now and put the past behind him.

“Ant and Dec’s production company makes the show so they went for a night out to watch it being filmed. Ant was in high spirits and seemed to love being back in a working environment."

The source added that the pair "haven't lost their sparkle" following Ant's break from work.

The presenter opted to spend the majority of 2018 away from the limelight to recover following a drink driving incident in March which saw him fined £86,000.

He was also banned from driving for 20 months.

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Ant did not present this year's series of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, but he will be returning to his hosting duties in early 2019 for Britain's Got Talent. 

He also tweeted solo for the first time in a long time this week, urging fans to watch Replay, which aired on Friday.

He wrote: "***exciting show alert*** Tonight ITV 9pm Re-Play 2018 with Richard Osman. Play along and see if you've been paying attention to 2018. Enjoy!A".