Ant McParlin is expected to plead guilty to drink driving charges on Monday [Wenn]
Ant McPartlin is expected to plead guilty in court on Monday following drink driving charges.
The Saturday Night Takeaway presenter was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after he crashed in to two other cars, one which contained a four year old girl.
But now it is reported that Declan Donnelly's colleague wants to accept the guilty verdict and return to rehab, focusing his attention on getting better.
Ant McPartlin crashed his mini into two other cars [Flynet]
The I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star is due in Magistrates Court on Monday morning, where he will be faced with a charge that he was twice over the legal limit when he was involved with the crash on March 18.
An insider told The Sun: “His legal team got the court date delayed once because he had just entered rehab.
“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.
Ant McPartlin is pictured outside Kingston Police Station surrounded by staff
Ant McPartlin is pictured at Kingston Police Station following his arrest on suspicion of drink driving – click here to see pictures
Ant McPartlin wants to focus on rehabilitation after guilty plea [ITV]
“He has a lot to do to prove himself again. Hopefully this is the first step.”
Ant failed a breathalyser on the scene, and was arrested and taken in for questioning.
Following his arrest, Ant has opted to go back to rehab for treatment.
Ant will be taking time away from TV to recover [ITV]
Declan Donnelly was forced to present Saturday Night Takeaway on his own [Instagram]
The TV host previously went to a facility after admitting he was addicted to prescription drugs and substances following a botched knee operation.
"Ant has decided to go back into treatment and step down from his current TV commitments. He has spoken with Dec and ITV today and asked for time off for the foreseeable future," a statement said.
This means Dec was forced to face their TV responsibilities alone, presenting the Saturday Night Takeaway grand finale without Ant.