Ant McPartlin set to return to Britain's Got Talent this week

Posted January 23, 2019

"With the greatest respect to the boys", he continued, "I think Holly has had such a great year, and Graham". "Shall we move on before I cry?"

This formal statement was released by McPartlin's representative in July: 'Ant McPartlin today announces he will continue to take a break from all television presenting roles until 2019.

Bowing to the screaming and cheering audience, before hugging Dec, McPartlin said: "Hello everyone". We missed you; it wasn't the same.

They went on to create their singing act "PJ & Duncan" and by 1995 were hosting their own show, The Ant & Dec Show.

Britain's Got Talent 2019 will start on TV later this year.

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Simon said: "Ant welcome back". I mean even though Dec was brilliant, it still wasn't the same. I would be happy but not as happy if that makes sense.

Ant and Dec reunited publicly for the first time as filming for the upcoming series of the talent show kicked off with auditions at the London Palladium.

Simon was getting out of his Rolls Royce to pose for photographers round the back of the London Palladium when he realised his flies were undone.

So happy to see you guys back together!

After arriving at the back entrance of the theatre in an SUV they greeted fans, but did not answer questions from the media.

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Following McPartlin's drink-driving charge, he was banned from driving for 20 months and fined £86,000.

McPartlin missed I'm A Celebrity.

McPartlin checked into rehab in 2017 after struggling with a two-year painkiller addiction following a knee operation.

This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby stood in for Ant on I'm A Celebrity alongside his sidekick December.

Britain's Got Talent returns with Cowell and Walliams as judges alongside Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden.

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