Ant McPartlin’s Friends Reveal “Real Reason” For Star’s Drink-Drive Crash

Friends of Ant McPartlin claim his arrest on Sunday for drink driving may have been caused by the strain of his marriage breakdown to wife Lisa Armstrong. A source said: “It seems to be the realisation that everything he had with Lisa has slipped from his grasp and with the divorce coming up it seems so final for him. It is hitting him hard again.”

The insider added: “It’s been a very tough time with the breakdown of his marriage. Things haven’t been easy whatsoever. He was tremendously sad he couldn’t rescue the situation and things have escalated.”

The 23-year relationship with Strictly Come Dancing make-up boss Lisa was under severe strain since the I’m A Celebrity presenter entered rehab for drug addiction last summer. The TV star, 42, was involved in a collision with two other cars while he was driving his Mini in Richmond, South West London and has since been charged with drink-driving. Ant’s agent said in a statement: “Ant has decided to go back into treatment and step down from his current TV commitments.”