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Ant And Dec Star Ant McPartlin's Wife Lisa Speaks Out After Rehab Announcement

His co-presenter Declan Donnelly has also thanked fans for their support.

19/06/2017 07:32 BST | Updated 19/06/2017 11:11 BST

Ant McPartlin’s wife Lisa Armstrong has spoken out, after the presenter revealed that he has checked into rehab for addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol.

Over the weekend, it was announced that one half of TV’s Ant and Dec star was seeking help for substance abuse issues, after becoming hooked on painkillers he was taking due to chronic pain in his knee.

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Ant and Lisa in 2015

Posting on her Twitter in the wake of the news, Lisa wrote that she’d been “completely overwhelmed” by the support the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ host had already received from fans and the public.

She said: “[Your love and support] means so much. I’m relieved he’s receiving the help he needs, we just need him better.”

Similarly, his co-presenter Declan Donnelly posted a short statement on the duo’s joint Twitter account also thanking their supporters for their messages.

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Ant and Dec at the TV Baftas last month

Dec told their followers: “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.”

Ant is now set to spend two months in rehab for his addictions, which he claimed over the weekend were sparked by depression.

He said: “I’ve spoken out because I think it’s important that people ask for help if they’re going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery.”

The pair completed work on the most recent series of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ earlier this month, and are currently on a break from their work commitments until the new series of ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ starts in November.

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