Ant McPartlin is stepping down from his current television roles for the “foreseeable future” and will head back to rehab, following his arrest on suspicion of drink driving on Sunday.
A statement from McPartlin’s publicist confirmed that this week’s Saturday Night Takeaway will no longer run.
The 42-year-old is said to have been involved in a collision with two other cars while he was driving his Mini in Richmond, West London, on Sunday afternoon.
McPartlin has been released under investigation.
In a statement, McPartlin’s publicist said: “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.”
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