Ant McPartlin beams as he celebrates his 42nd birthday in Australia following difficult year – ahead of I'm A Celebrity launch

Posted on Nov 18 2017 - 10:18am by admin

Ant McPartlin, pictured with Declan Donnelly, has been pictured looking well following rehabAnt McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are in Australia for the new series of I’m A Celeb[Getty]

The ITV reality programme will mark Ant McPartlin’s return to work with presenting partner Declan Donnelly, following a difficult last few months.

After Britain’s Got Talent wrapped up earlier this year, Ant revealed his addiction to prescription painkillers following a botched operation on his leg and entered rehab for treatment. 

Happily, the star now has celebrated his 42nd birthday down under, taking to Twitter to show off his celebrations, which including a huge cake. 

Ant celebrated his birthday in AustraliaAnt celebrated his birthday in Australia [Ant and Dec Official/ Instagram]

The Geordie presenter wrote on Twitter: “G’day! Thank you for all my Aussie birthday best wishes. You lot are Bonza! A”.

He also took to Instagram to reveal another cake from the crew of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, which featured a picture of his beloved pet dog on it. 

He captioned the shot: “Thanks to all at #imaceleb for me lovely cake!! A #birthdayboy #manilovedecake.”

Ant beamed as he celebrated his special day Ant beamed as he celebrated his special day [Ant and Dec Official/ Instagram]

Fans rushed to wish Ant a happy birthday and express their happiness for him after his tough year. 

One fan wrote: “Happy Birthday Ant! @antanddecofficial mega excited for Sunday! So happy to see you’re on the mend xx.”

Another said: “”Happy Birthday Ant! Have a wonderful time. super excited to have you both back on our screens!”

The star's cake featured his beloved poochThe star’s cake featured his beloved pooch [Ant and Dec Official/ Instagram]

Ant McPartlin on the phoneAnt has had a tough year as he entered rehab for addiction treatment [Wenn]

A third commented: “Happy birthday Ant @antanddecofficial. It’s great to see you looking so well x.”

Ant has not been joined in Australia by his wife Lisa Armstrong, who has remained at home in the UK to work on Strictly Come Dancing. 

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