Ant McPartlin says battle with addiction to prescription drugs and depression put strain on marriage to wife Lisa: 'I've put her through hell'

Guest attend British Academy Television Craft Awards 2015 at the Brewery, London Featuring: Ant McPartlin, Lisa Armstrong Where: London, United Kingd

Ant McPartlin with wife Lisa Armstrong [Wenn]

Ant, 41, recently left rehab following a two-month stint to battle his depression and addiction to prescription drugs, after revealing to his wife that he needed help.

The Britain’s Got Talent presenter was flooded with support from his colleagues and close friends – including life-long presenting partner Declan Donnelly – as he entered rehab, but has thanked wife Lisa especially, for coping “amazingly” with it all.

“I’ve put Lisa through hell with mood swings and depression and how it affects you,” he told The Sun.

Ant McPartlin looks at wife Lisa Armstrong on their wedding day

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong wed at St. Nicholas Church Taplow in 2006 [Getty]

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.”

He was then asked if his marriage will survive what he has been through in the past few months, with Ant describing his wife as “fantastic”.

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Ant thanked close pal Dec for his support [ITV]

He replied: “All I can say at the moment is that she’s been amazing — fantastic throughout. And we’re good. I was desperately worried about Lisa in rehab. But they start introducing phone calls after a few weeks.

“This is something that I’ve gone through, I’ve done it. I’ve stuck to it. I’m proud of doing it. There’s a very positive outcome which is great.”

Ant also made sure to thank long-time friend and colleague, Dec, for his support

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Ant revealed his addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol earlier this year [ITV]

Ant has been battling his condition for over two years, after an operation on his knee left feeling in constant pain.

He would then self-medicate with drugs, which is where his issues began.

Prior to entering the recovery centre in June, Ant apparently “wept” to both Dec and his wife Lisa, confirming he needed to check into a two-month rehabilitation centre to battle his demons once and for all.

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