Ant McPartlin reunites with Declan Donnelly for Britain's Got Talent auditions

18 January 2019, 14:02 | Updated: 23 March 2019, 23:11

Ant & Dec
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By Tom Eames

TV's biggest partnership (apart from Bert and Ernie, obviously) will finally reunite.

Ant will return to work with Dec on Friday (January 18), after taking time off to enter rehab.

The duo will appear together at auditions for Britain's Got Talent at the London Palladium.

Ant & Dec have also posted a sweet photo of their TV reunion on Instagram:

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#BGT 2019. Audition day 1. The boys are back in town!

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Ant pulled out of co-hosting Saturday Night Takeaway in March last year, after he was arrested for drink driving.

Dec then presented the rest of the series on his own, and later did the same for last year's Britain's Got Talent and I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!, with Holly Willoughby replacing Ant on the latter.

In April, Ant was fined £86,000 and given a 20-month driving ban, after pleading guilty to drink driving.

He later announced he would be taking time out from TV work, and was seeking help for addiction.

The TV star had previously entered rehab after struggling with a painkiller addiction that arose after a knee operation in 2015.

In August, Ant said his recovery was going "very well" and that he had decided to take the rest of the year off, after discussing the situation with Dec and ITV.

Britain's Got Talent is expected to return for a new series in the spring.