Following Ant MacPartlins drink driving charge, and his admission into rehab, AGAIN, they have been snubbed by The Royal Television Society.
They initially were drawn up to be in the running for two awards, Saturday Night Takeaway, and I’m a Celeb, however, they have been pipped to the post this year after seeming snub from the POWERS THAT BE.
Following Ants bad behaviour recently, the professional and personal relationship the two enjoyed is increasingly under more and more strain, while Ant’s marriage has collapsed, he has embarked on a hedonistic downward spiral which seems will only get worse.
Following the incident, in which Ant crashed the Mini he was driving while under the influence of drink, and injuring a three year old girl, with his mother in the car too, it’s no wonder people are concerned for Ant’s mental health.
This isn’t the first time drink has been the demon for ant, and he’s already spent stints in rehab before to try to clean his act up.
There is also a further blow to the duo, as Dec is also seemingly being punished for his sidekicks bad decision with Saturday Night Takeaway being taken off the air until producers decide what the way forward is going to be.
ITV have made quite a few gaffs in the last few weeks, one of which was playing ‘All about the bass’ over a video tribute to Stephen Hawking. Then there were the usual mess ups on This Morning, slips of the tongue and the like. Though this is the most serious event to hit the broadcaster for a long time.
So the question is, can Dec do it on his own? It seems unfair for both to be punished when only one committed the crime in the first place.
The new doesn’t come as a surprise to many, after all, Ant has always liked a tipple and a quick google search of his name will reveal plenty of blurry eyed images.
It seems however, his marital woes have taken a greater toll on him than he let on, and he’s gradually gone it to downward spiral of depression. He needs professional help, but if he doesn’t want to help himself, no one will be able to help him. It’s a vicious cycle that is very difficult to break.
His mother is said to be devastated, while friends of the pair are also very concerned that his drinking may escalate further if its not nipped in the bud now.
As for the sentence, he should have his licence revoked, he injured someone because he got behind the wheel drunk. Something that you simply do not do under any circumstances. More fool Ant I say. He knew the consequences, and he knew the risk he was taking, and he should thank his lucky stars that he didn’t kill someone.
As for Dec, the only voice of reason he seems to have, he needs to have some firm words.