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The Geordie star was seen climbing out of his £150,000 Bentley Bentayga with wife and manager Ali, but looked less chirpy than usual.

Declan Donelly looked downbeat when pictured just days before best pal Ant McPartlin’s emotional admission that he’s been battling alcohol and prescription drug addiction

About Declan
Declán of Ardmore (Irish: Declán mac Eircc, Latin: Declanus, died 5th century), also called Déclán or Declan, was an early Irish saint of the Déisi Muman, who was remembered for having converted the Déisi in the late 5th century and for having founded the monastery of Ardmore (Ard Mór) in what is now Co. Waterford. The principal source for his life and cult is a Latin Life of the 12th century. Like Ailbe of Emly, Ciarán of Saigir and Abbán of Moyarney, Declán is presented as a Munster saint who preceded Saint Patrick in bringing Christianity to Ireland. He was regarded as a patron saint of the Déisi of East Munster.

Declan Donnelly looks glum as he chats with wife Ali Astall, just days before …

About Donnelly
Donnelly is an Irish surname. It is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic “Ó Donnghaile”, “O” meaning male descendant of (“Ní” is the female equivalent), and Donnghaile (or Donnghal), a personal name composed of the elements “donn” (brown), plus “gal” (valour). The name O’Donnelly is derived from the descendants of Donnghaile (Donnghal) (an individual who lived during 10th century in Ireland) who was the great grandson of Domhnall, King of Aileach. Early ancestors of this surname were a part of Cenél nEoghain and the Uí Néill as descendants from the line of Eógan mac Néill one of the seven sons of Niall Noígíallach.
It is most commonly found in County Tyrone in mid- and west Ulster. It was so common in Roscommon that at some point, a branch of people with the Donnelly surname took on the name of Briscoe instead.

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Declan Donnelly looks glum as he chats with wife Ali Astall, just days before …

Declan Donelly looked downbeat when pictured just days before best pal Ant McPartlin’s emotional admission that he’s been battling alcohol and prescription drug addiction

He wore a stripy tee and charcoal shorts with stone-coloured Nike trainers as he stood beside his wife, who was wearing shades and holding papers close to her chest.

Another man appeared to be admiring Dec’s luxury car, and managed to cheer the I’m a Celebrity host up, with Dec grinning as he made his way towards him.

A little sausage dog temporarily distracted the star as it ran around his feet.

The Geordie star was seen with his wife and manager Ali

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The Geordie star was seen with his wife and manager Ali

A man appeared to cheer Dec up

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A man appeared to cheer Dec up

Ali clutched papers to her chest

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Ali clutched papers to her chest

Dec addressed fans via his and Ant’s official Twitter account after his work partner revealed he was battling addiction.

He wrote: “Thank you for all the kind messages and well wishes for the big fella. He will be touched. Your support is, as ever, much appreciated. DD xx.”

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Ant’s wife Lisa also tweeted: “Completely overwhelmed by all your love support it means so much. I’m relieved he’s receiving the help he needs, we just need him better.”

The Sun On Sunday revealed that Ant, 41, had checked in to a rehab facility on Saturday night.

A sausage dog ran by Dec’s feet

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A sausage dog ran by Dec’s feet

The star wore a stripy top and charcoal shorts

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The star wore a stripy top and charcoal shorts

The Britain’s Got Talent presenter wept as he revealed his problems to Lisa and Dec, who has been his professional partner since they were child actors.

Hours before the news broke, Dec was seen jetting out of the country to an undisclosed location.

It is believed that Ant will spend at least two months in a clinic.

He told The Sun on Sunday: “The first step is to admit to yourself you need help.”

Ant checked into rehab on Saturday night

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Ant checked into rehab on Saturday night

The star climbed into his luxury £150,000 car

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The star climbed into his luxury £150,000 car
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Courageous Ant told how his depression led to an addiction to prescription drugs and battles with substance and alcohol abuse.

The much-loved star, one half of Britain’s top-paid telly duo, confessed: “I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry.

“I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends for helping me through this really difficult time.

“I’ve spoken out because I think it’s important that people ask for help if they’re going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery.”


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