Ant McPartlin 'to spend Christmas alone' as he and wife Lisa 'struggle to move forward'

Earlier this month, Ant McPartlin made his grand return to TV following a stint in rehab as he and his co-host Declan Donnelly launched the latest series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

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.

Ant and Lisa are reportedly still struggling. Copyright: [Rex]

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.”

Ant made light of his rehab stint on the I’m A Celeb launch. Copyright: [ITV]

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.

Lisa and Ant have been married since 2006. Copyright: [Rex]

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.

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