Scandal-hit Ant McPartlin is expected to plead guilty to drink-driving charges
Ant McPartlin does not want to run from his mistakes anymore and is focused on making things right. According to The Sun, the television host is expected to plead guilty to the charges that have been against him. Ant is then expected to return to rehab and seek help for his problems.
He is due at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Monday morning, where he faces a charge that he was twice the legal limit when he crashed on March 18. A source close to Ant said, "His legal team got the court date delayed once because he had just entered rehab." While the situation might seem scary for him, Ant is reportedly just focused on getting better and then returning back to his normal life.
"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," the source said. “He has a lot to do to prove himself again. Hopefully, this is the first step.”
Ant was involved in an accident on March 18 where two cars crashed and a three-year-old girl was injured. The little girl was immediately rushed to the hospital and Ant was given a breathalyzer test, which he failed. He was then arrested by the police for losing control of his Mini in Richmond, south London.
Following the incident, it was almost like Ant's life turned around. He was also axed from his £20 million deal with Suzuki. Ant was picked as the Japanese company's ambassador along with his best friend and co-star Declan. But following his drunk driving accident, Suzuki decided to drop him. He then decided to go back to rehab and work on himself. After canceling the episode of Saturday Night Takeaway he released a statement explaining the need to take a break.
The statement had read, "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. As such ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ will not be going ahead this Saturday."