Ant McPartlin expected to plead guilty to drink driving in court today
The TV host is to appear in court this morning.
It is expected that Ant McPartlin is to plead guilty to drink-driving this morning as he appears before the Wimbledon Magistrates Court.
The TV presenter is facing a charge that he was twice the legal limit when he crashed his car into two other vehicles in South London last month.
Friends close to the star say Ant wants to take the opportunity this morning to admit his fault, apologise for it and then turn his focus to his treatment.
“His legal team got the court date delayed once because he had just entered rehab,” a close friend told The Sun.
“But he knows he has to face the music. The plan at this stage is for him to plead guilty.
"He is obviously gutted about the whole thing and wants to focus on getting better.
“He has a lot to do to prove himself again. Hopefully, this is the first step.”
Ant has stepped away from all of his television roles since the accident in March, however, prerecorded episodes of Britain’s Got Talent that Ant featured in will air as planned.
The first episode of the new series aired over the weekend and fans of the TV duo were delighted to see Ant and Dec on screen together after Dec finished out the latest season of Saturday Night Takeaway on his own.