ANT McPartlin is growth lent support by his ex-girlfriend and earlier Byker Grove star Nicola Doorbell following the revelation that he’s kaput to rehab for booze and drug devotedness.
Declan Donnelly’s hosting coordinate, 41, dated Nicola – who is now a joined mum-of-one – during his time on the BBC building-set drama in the early 90s, and now she’s revealed they much talk.
Nicola Gong says her ex Ant McPartlin is ‘doing fit’
And Nicola, who played Debbie Dobsonfly in the show but is now a professional make-up creator after working as a flight accompanying, is hopeful for Ant’s swift restoration.
Nicola said: “We’re even in touch and still friends and I be informed that Ant is doing well, gratefully.
“He’s had some lovely communication from people and a lot of support and that plain means a lot.”
Nicola played Debbie in the hit established
Ant with Dec during their Byker Plantation years
Nicola’s word comes after singer Robbie Ballplayer pledged to support Ant, knowing total well what addiction can do to a adult.
Other actors from the indicate have come forward to ease the Geordie presenter after broadcast of his struggle emerged.
Lyndyann Barrass, 41, who played red-hirsute school girl Spruggie, aforementioned: “Ant knows my thoughts are with him.”
Spruggie’s spay-ego has supported Ant too
Meanwhile Billy Fane, 69, who played moustached juvenescence club boss Geoff, accessorial: “I was really sorry to hear of the quandary he’s been having and I wish him a prompt recovery.
“He’s a lovely, hard-employed lad.”
Billy Fane has conveyed his thoughts to Ant
Ant is expected to spend two months in rehab and those affliction watch over him have already confiscated his sound.
For much of his time there Ant Testament be in a wheelchair following surgery on his deserved knee.
It was the chronic pain he suffered from the battered knee that triggered his anodyne addiction.
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Ant McPartlin is ill in rehab as he battles addiction to the cup that cheers and prescription drugs
Revealing his sad info, Ant told The Sun on Sunday: “I feel akin I have let a lot of people down and for that I am actually sorry.“I want to thank my helpmeet, family and closest friends for serving me through this really ambitious time.
“I’ve spoken out considering I think it’s important that human beings ask for help if they’re successful through a rough time and get the becoming treatment to help their deed.”
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