Ant McPartlin is set to return to I’m A Celeb [ITV]
As the launch date is delayed until November 19, the comedian – who is usually teased by co-host Declan Donnelly for having his big day live on the show – will not be celebrating his 42nd on the popular ITV programme.
And according to the Daily Star Online, Ant won’t even be able to celebrate his big day – on the 18th – at all, as he has early alarm calls at 1am to to film the live show from Australia.
A source said: “For the first time in 11 years, I’m A Celebrity will actually start after Ant‘s birthday.
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are returning in a matter of days [Wenn]
Ant McPartlin with wife Lisa [Getty]
“In previous series, Dec has always teased Ant about having to work on his birthday and the crew have often given him a cake.
“This year he thought he might actually be able to enjoy a whole day off as the show won’t have started but ITV have other plans.
“By November 18, the celebrities will have been dropped into the camp and Ant and Dec are needed for filming.”
I’m A Celebrity: Ant and Dec are set to return [ITV]
OK! Online have contacted ITV and Ant McPartlin’s representative for comment.
Just months ago, Ant returned from a rehab facility where he went to battle his addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol.
Shortly after leaving rehab, Ant told of how his wife Lisa Armstrong coped “amazingly” during his rehab stay, admitting he was initially worried about her.
Ant McPartlin and wife Lisa Armstrong [Wenn]
“I’ve put Lisa through hell with mood swings and depression and how it affects you,” he told The Sun.
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Ant continued: “I’m very sorry about the effect it has on partners. This kind of stuff puts strains on any marriage.
“In hindsight, I should have mentioned it earlier but you’re embarrassed about it.”