Declan Donnelly Will Officially Solo Host ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ This Year
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have hosted Britain’s Got Talent together since the show began 12 season’s ago. The two are inseparable…until now. It looks like Dec is going to have to learn to fly solo as he will be the only host for this coming season of Britain’s Got Talent following Ant’s arrest for drunk driving.
We kind of knew this was coming. Ant was arrested last week after he fell off the wagon and was arrested after his car plowed into a couple of other vehicles. His publicist said that he was going to step down from all his TV commitments for a while to go back to rehab. That leaves BGT in a bit of an awkward position seeing as they’ve already been shooting with Ant. So, in the pre-taped early episodes Ant will be there and then he’ll disappear and Dec will be alone. So sad.
You have to wonder if ITV is going to have Ant back next season after he gets out of rehab. It has nothing to do with friendship or loyalty but with dollars and cents. On a show like BGT they have to insure their talent and it’s going to cost them an arm and a leg to insure someone with an alcohol problem who was arrested for driving drunk. I hope he does return. No one is perfect and everyone deserves a second chance.