Declan Donnelly Has Opened Up About Ant McPartlin’s Hiatus

Dec has admitted he was "incredibly angry" with Ant.

Ah, Ant & Dec, they go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. From their PJ & Duncan days right up to I’m a Celeb, it’s like they’ve been a constant on our TV screens for what feels like forever.

But over the past couple of years, the dynamic duo haven’t been making as many TV appearances together. Due to Ant’s showbiz hiatus to focus on his own addition recovery.

He opened up in an upcoming two-part documentary, Ant & Dec’s DNA journey, saying that Ant’s behaviour before taking a showbiz break left him feeling “incredibly angry”. Not because of Ant’s actions per se, but because he didn’t reach out to him for help.

“It has been a tough couple of years and it has tested the bond we have shared since we were 13 years old. I was incredibly angry at the start, so angry. Disappointed that he didn’t ever come to me and say, ‘I am struggling, I need you’, because that is what I would do if the shoe was on the other foot. And he never came to me and that hurt me a lot.”

It seemed as though Dec was an incredible help to Ant through his addiction recovery. So we’re only delira that the two are still BFFs. Afterall, what would the world be like without Ant & Dec on our screens?