19/06/2017 09:03 BST

Ant And Dec Star Ant McPartlin Gets ITV's Backing After Rehab Announcement

'He knows he can take as much time as he needs.'

Ant McPartlin has received the support of ITV, following the news he is being treated for addiction to drugs and alcohol.

The TV presenter helms some of ITV’s biggest shows as one half of presenting team Ant and Dec, including ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’ and ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’.

He announced over the weekend that he was checking into rehab, after becoming hooked on prescription drugs, which he began taking due to chronic pain in his knee.

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Ant McPartlin at the NTAs earlier this year
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Since the news broke of Ant’s stay in rehab, his co-host Declan Donnelly has thanked fans for their support, telling their joint Twitter followers: The big fella... 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.

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