Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving after car crash

Ant McPartlin charged with drink-driving after car crash

TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been charged after he allegedly crashed into a vehicle while intoxicated causing a three-car smash.

The Saturday Night Takeaway star was interviewed by police on Wednesday following his arrest on suspicion of drink-driving.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: ‘A man has been charged following a road traffic collision in Lower Richmond Road, SW14 that occurred on Sunday, 18 March.

‘Anthony McPartlin, 42 (18.11.75) of Chiswick has been charged by postal requisition on Wednesday, 21 March with drink driving.’

The star, 42, who was pictured outside Kingston police station, was released under investigation an d is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on 4 April.

Dec will present the remaining episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway alone (PA)

Due to his arrest, Ant’s longterm co-host Declan Donnelly will continue to present ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway in his absence.

Donnelly wrote on his and McPartlin’s Twitter account: ‘Whilst I never thought I’d be in this position, after much discussion and careful consideration we’ve decided that the remaining two shows of this series of Saturday Night Takeaway will go ahead.

‘We made a promise to take hundreds of deserving winners to Florida to watch the series finale, and we will honour that.

‘Everyone at ITV and the Takeaway team feels we owe it to the audience to complete the series.’

And a spokesperson for ITV said: ‘We can confirm that Saturday Night Takeaway, presented by Declan Donnelly, will return to ITV on March 31, and the series finale will be taking place at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida a week later.’