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Ant McPartlin: "It's good to be back"

Ant is back on screen with his co-host Dec Photo: PA

North East TV presenter Ant McPartlin declared it was "good to be back" as he returned to television screens for the first time since his stint in rehab.

The star appeared alongside his co-presenter Declan Donnelly as the 2017 series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! got under way on ITV.

The pair addressed Ant 's time in rehab at the start of the show, with Dec joking that he would be co-hosting the reality programme with Holly Willoughby. As Ant asked "What?!", Dec explained it was an old script, saying: "Well nobody was sure if you would make it or not."

Ant had treatment following his two-year addiction to painkillers. He said he was always going to return, saying: "I'm back my friend" as they hugged. He added that it was "good to be back".