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Simon Cowell 'One Million Percent' Supports Ant McPartlin As He Speaks Out On Star's Rehab Stint For Drug And Alcohol Addiction

'We made it clear we would always stand by them.'

04/08/2017 08:50 BST | Updated 04/08/2017 11:47 BST

Simon Cowell has said he “one million percent supports” Ant McPartlin, after he checked into rehab for drug and alcohol addition. 

The music mogul spoke out about the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ presenter’s battle with addiction, insisting he is sure Ant will recover. 

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Simon Cowell has lent his support to Ant McPartlin
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Ant with co-presenter Dec

Ant publicly admitted to his problems with prescription drugs, substance abuse and alcohol back in June, and is now receiving treatment in a rehab facility. 

He added: “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.”

ITV later threw their support behind Ant, while his best friend and co-presenter Declan Donnelly and his wife Lisa Armstrong also spoke out to thank fans for their support

Ant and Dec 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.

It currently remains unclear if Ant will resume his duties on the jungle-based reality show after finishing treatment. 

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