Ant McPartlin spotted out of rehab month just one month after drink-drive shame
Ant McPartlin has been photographed with a ‘big smile on his face’ a after leaving rehab a month following his drink-drive shame.
The TV star was spotted walking his Labrador Hurley with a female pal at a London park earlier this week.
Looking relaxed and with his beard freshly shaved off, Ant’s cheerful demeanour made a marked change from his last public appearance outside Wimbledon Magistrates Court, where he publicly apologised for his crashing his Mini while twice over the legal limit.
In pictures obtained by the Sun , a beaming Ant can be seen fussing over his dog following a month’s treatment in rehab for alcoholism.
An onlooker told the paper: "It was great to see him looking so well, and much more upbeat."
"In pictures taken after his accident Ant looked haunted. He looked like he hadn’t slept much," they said, adding that Ant looked ‘healthier, brighter and had a big smile on his face.’
Mirror Online has contacted representatives of Ant for comment.
The Geordie TV star pulled out of all his upcoming TV appearances after his car smashed into two other cars in London on March 18, leaving a young girl needing hospital treatment.
Ant was subsequently banned from driving for 20 months and fined £86,000, after being found to be twice the legal limit.
A source close to the star revealed to the Sun: "Prior to the crash he was slightly in denial about how serious his problems were.
"But as soon as that happened he realised he was in a downward spiral."
Ant checked himself straight into rehab, but on his departure is now thought to be living back with his mum Christine Woodhall.
Christine, who has been supporting Ant through the ordeal, was in her son’s car at the time of the crash.
Ant later apologised for his actions, telling fans he was ‘truly sorry.’
Speaking outside of court after sentencing was passed on April 16, Ant said told the media: "I’m truly sorry for what happened. Higher standards are expected of me," he said in what seemed to be a prepared statement.
"I let myself down, I let a lot of people down, for that I’m truly sorry. I’d like to apologise to everyone involved in the crash and I’m just thankful no-one was seriously hurt."
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