Declan Donnelly ‘taking a break’ after performing Saturday Night Takeaway without Ant McPartlin

Dec Donnelly has decided to take a break and focus on himself before reappearing to host Britain's Got Talent.


                            Declan Donnelly ‘taking a break’ after performing Saturday Night Takeaway without Ant McPartlin
Declan Donnelly and Ant McPartlin (Source : Getty Images)

Dec Donnelly has been battling various emotions at once, some good, some bad. To begin with, the actor was pleased to know that he and his wife, Ali Astall would soon be welcoming their first child, but one thing that still bothers him how his best friend Ant McPartlin is not by his side after he enrolled himself into rehab following DUI arrest. However, it looks like he is ready to get back in shape as he has decided to take a break, according to Metro

Dec has decided to take a break following Ant's DUI incident (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Taking to Twitter, he thanked his fans for showing their support for the finale of Saturday Night Takeaway but added that he was now headed for a nice vacation. "Thanks for all the lovely messages again this week, we’re all so glad you enjoyed the #SaturdayNightTakeaway series finale," he wrote. "We’ve had a blast in Florida, now it’s holiday time! Thanks for your support."

Fans seemed to understand why Dec would choose to go on his mini-vacation ahead of his hosting gig for Britain's Got Talent and came forward with support and admiration for the television host. "Dec you are AMAZING. you should be so proud that you’ve sailed on and respectfully held the fort. Ant is so missed but wishes him every bit of love to get him back feeling healthy before he’s back on our screens… LOVE YOU," one fan wrote. 

Fans were impressed by his performance despite not having Ant beside him (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

While another fan was quite impressed with how Dec hosted a show alone for the second time in 30 years and wrote, "Have a very well earned holiday Dec! You deserve it, man!! You should be proud of yourself. You’ve handled everything superbly." 

This comes after Dec admitted that the finale was ‘tinged with sadness’ without his pal by his side. Thanks for all the love and support, it’s been a series tinged with… well…’ he said. In a video which was obtained by The Sun, a fan can be heard saying We miss Ant!’ To which the Geordie star replied: Yes, we do, we do.'

Dec later asked fans to show support for Ant who has decided to take a break from all his projects in order to enter into rehab. 'Can you all give one round of applause for Ant who is at home,' Dec tells the audience.  prior to this Dec had confessed that the show was different without Ant by his side. 

“It’s been the weirdest, weirdest show," he said. "But I wanted to say a huge, huge thank you to lots of people here. Most of all I just wanted to thank you, guys." Dec explained how he wasn't sure how the show would go on without Ant by his side. "That reception when I came down the stairs . . . I wasn't sure what was going to happen," he said. "I wasn’t sure how I was going to do or how you were going to react . . . but you carried me all the way through the show. I couldn’t have done it without you guys."