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11th Nov 2017

This is the latest person seen heading to Australia ahead of I’m A Celeb

I'm a Celeb kicks off on November 19

Keeley Ryan

Happy days!

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have been spotted at the airport heading to Australia ahead of the launch of I’m a Celeb. 

There had been rumours that Ant wouldn’t be coming back to present the popular ITV show this season after he took a break from TV earlier this year to attend rehab.

And after a lot of is-he-or-isn’t-he speculation about his return, it looks like we have our answer.

The presenting duo were snapped by excited fans as they jetted off to Australia ahead of the show’s kick-off next week.

The photos were quickly shared on social media in the early hours of Saturday morning, alongside the caption:

“Ant and Dec with fans at the airport earlier today, they’re heading off to Australia for #ImACeleb”

It comes as Ant reportedly separated from his wife, Lisa Armstrong, after 23 years together.

He is said to be taking some time while in Australia to weigh everything up, according to The Sun, while Lisa, who is the head makeup artist on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, will stay in the UK.

A source told the paper:

“Ant is spending time apart from Lisa — he’s said he needs space and everyone respects that.

“They are effectively leading separate lives while he re-evaluates everything.”

He has moved out of the home the couple share in West London and moved into a rented house a few streets away.

The pair met while performing at a concert in Newcastle in 1994 and married in 2006.

Ant spent two months in rehab earlier this year for an addiction to painkillers he developed after a knee operation.