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Together, the presenters made light of Ant’s recent battle with prescription painkillers and alcohol, and with Ant’s estranged wife, Lisa Armstrong, defending her marriage to the Geordie star on social media, it looked as though things were on the up for Ant.
However, all might not be as it seems as Ant reportedly faces Christmas alone according to new sources.
Speaking to The Sun, the insider revealed that Ant is not yet sure if he will be returning to his and Lisa’s family home upon his return from Australia, explaining: “He and Lisa have not yet decided if they will spend Christmas together.
“Ant is focused on recovery and thinks it best he doesn’t move home for a while.
“This has been a difficult time and, while both want to make things work, they are struggling to find a way to move forward together.”
Upon leaving rehab Ant jetted off to Los Angeles to continue with his recovery and when he came back to London he opted to rent a property near his and Lisa’s home instead of moving back in with her.
The source added that Ant has been “bolstered” after seeing the public’s huge support for him, however, Lisa has been “distracting” herself with friends whilst her husband is away.
Earlier this month Lisa hit back at speculation that all is not well between herself and Ant, simply tweeting: “#writewhatyouwant #haventbeentoOzfor10years #ihaveajob #allaloadofmadeupsh*t #imnotestrangedthank-you #asyouwere [sic]”.
However, she is yet to comment on the latest claims.
Yahoo Celeb UK have contacted Ant’s reps for comment.