Dec reveals he considered cutting ties with Ant at the height of last year's trouble
Dec Donnelly has said that he came close to ending his TV partnership with Ant McPartlin last year.
The pair have been a TV double act for almost 30 years but Ant's arrest for drink-driving in 2018 put a strain on their relationship.
Ant crashed in to two cars, both containing children, while driving at twice the legal limit in his Mini Cooper with his mother last March.
He was charged with drink driving, was fined £86,000 and handed down a 20-month driving ban.
Speaking to the Guardian, Dec said that Ant's actions were "indefensible" and said he'd be lying if he said the thought of leaving Ant for a solo career didn't cross his mind.
"Of course I thought about it. Ant went away, and he had a lot of work to do on himself. He had a lot of thinking to do.
"Equally, I did. I thought about every eventuality and every permutation.
"Ultimately, the number one thing I wanted to happen was that Ant came back and he was healthy and happy, and we got our relationship back on track and we carried on.
"That’s the thing that makes me the happiest, working together."
Ant also revealed that he couldn't watch the last series of I'm A Celebrity, which Dec hosted with Holly Willoughby.
"It was too hard. But I wasn’t not watching it in a jealous or angry way.
"We’d seen a lot of each other before he flew away and I wished him nothing but the best, and I wanted the show to succeed."