Ant McPartlin appears downcast after Declan Donnelly revealed he ‘needed therapy’

Ant McPartlin cut a downcast figure as he smoked a vape on Thursday night, after co-host Declan Donnelly revealed he needed therapy following his pal’s drink-drive arrest.

The Britain’s Got Talent front-man, 43, took a quick smoking break in West London following the pair’s eye-opening interview with the Guardian’s Weekend Magazine, which was published on Saturday.

During the interview Dec admitted he ‘sought help’ after Ant took a break from presenting in the duties in the wake of his arrest, and went onto confess he even considered splitting from his presenting partner after 30 years together.

Low-key: Ant McPartlin cut a downcast figure as he smoked a vape on Thursday night, after co-host Declan Donnelly revealed he needed therapy following his pal's drink-drive arrest

Low-key: Ant McPartlin cut a downcast figure as he smoked a vape on Thursday night, after co-host Declan Donnelly revealed he needed therapy following his pal's drink-drive arrest

Low-key: Ant McPartlin cut a downcast figure as he smoked a vape on Thursday night, after co-host Declan Donnelly revealed he needed therapy following his pal’s drink-drive arrest

Ant cut a solo figure as he was seen out and about in West London, briefly stopping to puff on a vape before going on his way.

It comes as he and Dec made their first joint interview since Ant’s recent troubles, ahead of the return of Britain’s Got Talent next Saturday.

During the candid chat, Dec admitted that he sought therapy to cope with the fallout of Ant’s arrest, as he was left to host BGT and Saturday Night Takeaway solo.

He said: ‘I’m not too proud to say I sought help when Ant was away and throughout Ant going away. It’s the most destabilising thing that has ever happened to me.’

Surprising: The Britain's Got Talent front-man, 43, took a quick smoking break in West London

Surprising: The Britain's Got Talent front-man, 43, took a quick smoking break in West London

Casual: He donned a muted all-black ensemble while out and about in the capital

Casual: He donned a muted all-black ensemble while out and about in the capital

Surprising: The Britain’s Got Talent front-man, 43, took a quick smoking break in West London following the his and Dec’s eye-opening interview with the Guardian’s Weekend Magazine

Surprising: During the interview, Dec admitted that he 'sought help' following Ant's arrest, as he filled in on his presenting duties

Surprising: During the interview, Dec admitted that he 'sought help' following Ant's arrest, as he filled in on his presenting duties

Surprising: During the interview, Dec admitted that he ‘sought help’ following Ant’s arrest, as he filled in on his presenting duties 

Surprising: It was also revealed that Dec even considered splitting from Ant in the fallout of his arrest, but opted against it

Surprising: It was also revealed that Dec even considered splitting from Ant in the fallout of his arrest, but opted against it

Surprising: It was also revealed that Dec even considered splitting from Ant in the fallout of his arrest, but opted against it

Dec also revealed that he even considered splitting from Ant in the fallout of his arrest, but opted against it.

Ant’s personal issues — which saw him develop a painkiller addiction, end his marriage to Lisa Armstrong and commit a drink-driving offence — saw him sit out the last few episodes of BGT 2018, as well as Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, last spring.

In August, it was revealed ITV hit show Saturday Night Takeaway, presented by Ant and Dec pair since 2002, has been cancelled until 2020. 

Quiet: Ant was seen out and about in the capital

Quiet: Ant was seen out and about in the capital

Almost back: He and Dec are set to return to screens next week as the hosts of Britain's Got Talent

Almost back: He and Dec are set to return to screens next week as the hosts of Britain's Got Talent

Quiet: Ant was seen out and about in the capital, as he and Dec return to screens next week as the hosts of Britain’s Got Talent

Open: His return to TV comes after he took a break from presenting to focus on his recovery, leaving Dec to fulfil their presenting duties solo

Open: His return to TV comes after he took a break from presenting to focus on his recovery, leaving Dec to fulfil their presenting duties solo

Open: His return to TV comes after he took a break from presenting to focus on his recovery, leaving Dec to fulfil their presenting duties solo

Emotional: The presenter was greeted with a standing ovation from the audience when he returned to filming for Britain's Got Talent last month

Emotional: The presenter was greeted with a standing ovation from the audience when he returned to filming for Britain's Got Talent last month

Emotional: The presenter was greeted with a standing ovation from the audience when he returned to filming for Britain’s Got Talent last month

The presenter was greeted with a standing ovation from the audience when he returned to filming for Britain’s Got Talent last month.

A source told MailOnline at the time: ‘Going back on stage was really emotional for Ant. He’s delighted to be back with Dec and excited for the BGT series ahead. 

‘The reaction from the crowd today was extremely positive. They gave him a standing ovation.’

Time away: Ant's personal issues — which saw him develop a painkiller addiction, end his marriage to Lisa Armstrong and commit a drink-driving offence

Time away: Ant's personal issues — which saw him develop a painkiller addiction, end his marriage to Lisa Armstrong and commit a drink-driving offence

Time away: Ant’s personal issues — which saw him develop a painkiller addiction, end his marriage to Lisa Armstrong and commit a drink-driving offence

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