Ant McPartlin's girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett will join him in Australia for I'm a Celebrity...Get me out of here! - and she may take her two daughters too
- Ant McPartlin will have girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett at his side out in Australia
- Ms Corbett is planning to accompany him to Queensland from November
- Ant, 43, is in the process of striking a divorce settlement with his wife of 12 years
It will be a major step on Ant McPartlin’s return to the spotlight after his well-publicised drink problems.
So the presenter will be delighted to have his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett – whom he calls his ‘rock’ – by his side when he jets out to Australia for his return to I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Ms Corbett is planning to accompany him to Queensland from November, for the month that filming on the ITV show takes. And she may take her two daughters, too.
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Ms Corbett is planning to accompany him to Queensland from November, for the month that filming on the ITV show takes
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A source close to the pair told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Ant has formed a strong bond with Anne-Marie’s children – he loves kids and he is embracing having a family around him. They, in turn, want to support him as he makes his comeback on I’m A Celeb.
‘All eyes will be on him after he took last year off, so it is a fairly big deal for him. He has had a very difficult couple of years.’
Ant took a year off his TV work to seek treatment after admitting being over the drink-drive limit when he was involved in a car crash in London in March last year.
The pair will also return for Saturday Night Takeaway next year, after Dec presented the last series solo. Holly Willoughby stepped in to front last year’s I’m A Celebrity show with Dec
He returned to screens alongside his co-presenter and friend Declan Donnelly for the last series of Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year.
Holly Willoughby stepped in to front last year’s I’m A Celebrity show with Dec, and took her three children – Harry, ten, Belle, eight and four-year-old Chester – with her.
She also employed a tutor to ensure they didn’t get left behind with their school work – an arrangement Ms Corbett is also said to be considering.
Ms Willoughby said last year: ‘I’ve had to be really clear with them, they can play for a couple of hours but none of us are on holiday. We’re all doing work. The headmaster was amazing [for letting the kids go].’
Ant, 43, is in the process of striking a divorce settlement with his wife of 12 years, Lisa Armstrong, and has made no secret of his love for Anne-Marie, who worked as his personal assistant for ten years.
In January he spoke candidly about his relationship with Ms Corbett, 43, crediting her for having a key role in his recovery, as well as being his ‘sober partner’ to keep him from drinking alcohol.
He said: ‘She’s been my rock. She’s a beautiful soul.
‘We’re very happy. She’s the greatest support to me. She’s always been behind me and supported me and looked after me. She always has been there for me.’
Ant, who has worked with Dec, also 43, since they were both child actors on the BBC children’s series Byker Grove, was fined £86,000 – Britain’s highest-ever penalty for drink-driving – and given a 20-month driving ban after crashing in his Mini.
He had previously gone to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction, having become hooked on prescription drugs he was given after a knee operation.
The pair will also return for Saturday Night Takeaway next year, after Dec presented the last series solo.
Ant, 43, is in the process of striking a divorce settlement with his wife of 12 years, Lisa Armstrong, and has made no secret of his love for Anne-Marie, who worked as his personal assistant for ten years