I’m A Celebrity bosses delay filming of promotional shoot as host Ant McPartlin rests in Los Angeles after rehab

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FILMING for I’m A Celebrity has been held up, as Ant McPartlin rests in Los Angeles.

Bosses had hired a huge set for Ant, 41, and co-host Dec Donnelly to do a big-budget promo shoot this Friday.

 Ant McPartlin pictured leaving LAX airport as he recovers from his painkiller addiction

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Ant McPartlin pictured leaving LAX airport as he recovers from his painkiller addiction
 Ant McPartlin flew to LA to rest after spending time in rehab

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Ant McPartlin flew to LA to rest after spending time in rehab
Ant McPartlin opens up to The Sun about his secret two-year addiction to painkilling drugs
 Ant McPartlin is taking time out ahead of presenting the next series of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here with Declan Donnelly

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Ant McPartlin is taking time out ahead of presenting the next series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here with Declan Donnelly

But they postponed the session at London’s Pinewood Studios while Ant continues to recover from painkiller addiction.

The new series starts next month. A TV source said: “It would have been the first day filming but with Ant away, there is no way they could get started.”

Ant, who got hooked after an agonising knee op, jetted off last week with agent Paul Worsley.

A source close to the star said: “He’s gone to get away from the spotlight.

“He’s in recovery and it’s important he has time and space.

“Paul’s gone to provide support. He is one of his closest friends.”

 Ant McPartlin admitted he got hooked on painkillers after an agonising knee op

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Ant McPartlin admitted he got hooked on painkillers after an agonising knee op
 Ant and Dec set to appear on the new series of I'm A Celebrity, which starts next month

Ant and Dec set to appear on the new series of I’m A Celebrity, which starts next month
 Best pals Ant and Dec were expected to do a big-budget promo, which has now been postponed

Best pals Ant and Dec were expected to do a big-budget promo, which has now been postponed
 One of Ant's closest friends has travelled to LA with him to offer support

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One of Ant’s closest friends has travelled to LA with him to offer support

A TV insider added: “Ant needed some space away.

“Everyone completely understands.”


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