TV presenter Ant McPartlin of Ant and Dec fame will be the focus of a new Channel 5 documentary.
“This film offers insight on how Ant’s world collapsed.”
The Geordie star pleaded guilty to drink-driving last year after a road collision, and was subsequently fined £86,000 alongside a 20-month ban from driving.
The star was more than twice over the drink drive limit, the court heard. The charge states that he had 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.
Meanwhile, a driver of one of the other cars said that they “could have died as a result of Mr McPartlin’s reckless driving” during their witness statement.
Prosecutor Katie Sinnett-Jones told the court that the incident last month saw the TV host driving around a sharp bend before losing control, hitting another Mini Cooper, before driving “straight into the front of an oncoming car”.
Ant will return to TV screens next month for the first time since this happened for the new series of Britain’s Got Talent, whilst Channel 5’s piece is set to document his return to the spotlight after controversy.
“With Ant’s comeback due to officially go public with the next series of Britain’s Got Talent, the documentary hears from celebrities with similar experiences in the media spotlight,” a Channel 5 spokesperson told Daily Star.
Peter Andre and other famous figures will appear in the documentary to weigh in on Ant’s personal struggles.
The spokesperson added: “This film offers insight on how Ant’s world collapsed around him and how it feels to have your personal problems played out in front of the nation.”
Meanwhile, Ant recently divulged how his very public downfall caused tension between himself and his presenting partner Declan Donnelly.
“He’s angry, of course he’s angry. But it’s justified and I understood it,” he explained to The Sun. “Underneath all of that is love and still is love. And that’s what we talked about more than anything.”