Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly ‘have crisis talks over plans to present together next year’

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have reportedly had ‘crisis talks’ about their plans to present together next year.

Ant, who last appeared on TV with Declan in pre-recorded Britain’s Got Talent scenes in May, has taken an extended break from the spotlight since his drink-drive arrest in March and subsequent rehab stint.

The long-term pals, who are expected to reunite on BGT early in the New Year, allegedly had a meeting in London to discuss their TV plans.

Rumour has it: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have reportedly had 'crisis talks' about their plans to present together next year

Rumour has it: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have reportedly had 'crisis talks' about their plans to present together next year

Rumour has it: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have reportedly had ‘crisis talks’ about their plans to present together next year

The TV duo were seen looking stony-faced as they headed to their management’s offices in London to talk about their future onscreen, in photos obtained by The Sun

Ant was joined by his new girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett, while Declan was accompanied by his PR wife Ali Alstall and their baby daughter Isla. 

An insider told the publication: ‘Ant’s well-being is at the forefront of everyone’s minds and he’s in a great place.

‘But now they are trying to work out how his comeback will plan out and how everything will work. It’s been a tough year for everyone.’

Time off: Ant, who last appeared on TV with Declan in pre-recorded Britain's Got Talent scenes in May, has taken an extended break from the spotlight since his drink-drive arrest in March and subsequent rehab stint

Time off: Ant, who last appeared on TV with Declan in pre-recorded Britain's Got Talent scenes in May, has taken an extended break from the spotlight since his drink-drive arrest in March and subsequent rehab stint

Time off: Ant, who last appeared on TV with Declan in pre-recorded Britain’s Got Talent scenes in May, has taken an extended break from the spotlight since his drink-drive arrest in March and subsequent rehab stint

Meet up? The long-term pals, who are expected to reunite on BGT early in the New Year, allegedly had a meeting in London to discuss their TV plans

Meet up? The long-term pals, who are expected to reunite on BGT early in the New Year, allegedly had a meeting in London to discuss their TV plans

Meet up? The long-term pals, who are expected to reunite on BGT early in the New Year, allegedly had a meeting in London to discuss their TV plans

Ant is expected to film Britain’s Got Talent early next year, when filming for the auditions start.

But as Dec will be away shooting I’m A Celebrity! with Holly Willoughby in Australia until December, the duo are allegedly keen to sort out their timetable now. 

MailOnline has contacted Ant and Dec’s representative for comment.  

The pair’s outing comes amid claims Ant is ready to hand over half of his £60million fortune to ex Lisa Armstrong to end their ongoing divorce battle.

Timings: Ant is expected to film Britain's Got Talent early next year, when filming for the auditions start. But as Dec will be shooting I'm A Celebrity! with Holly Willoughby (pictured)  in Australia until December, the duo are allegedly keen to sort out their timetable now

Timings: Ant is expected to film Britain's Got Talent early next year, when filming for the auditions start. But as Dec will be shooting I'm A Celebrity! with Holly Willoughby (pictured)  in Australia until December, the duo are allegedly keen to sort out their timetable now

Timings: Ant is expected to film Britain’s Got Talent early next year, when filming for the auditions start. But as Dec will be shooting I’m A Celebrity! with Holly Willoughby (pictured)  in Australia until December, the duo are allegedly keen to sort out their timetable now

The TV presenter announced that he was splitting from his wife earlier this year and was due in court as part of the divorce case this week.

But he angered a judge when he failed to turn up at court, and was later seen walking his dog with new girlfriend Anne-Marie.

Friends of the star have said he is ready to pay Lisa £30million to draw a line under their marriage and end the legal wrangle. 

Claims: The pair's outing comes amid claims Ant is ready to hand over half of his £60million fortune to ex Lisa Armstrong to end their ongoing divorce battle (pictured, Lisa in court on Monday) 

Claims: The pair's outing comes amid claims Ant is ready to hand over half of his £60million fortune to ex Lisa Armstrong to end their ongoing divorce battle (pictured, Lisa in court on Monday) 

Claims: The pair’s outing comes amid claims Ant is ready to hand over half of his £60million fortune to ex Lisa Armstrong to end their ongoing divorce battle (pictured, Lisa in court on Monday) 

Oh dear: Ant angered a judge when he failed to turn up at court, and was later seen walking his dog with new girlfriend Anne-Marie (pictured) instead

Oh dear: Ant angered a judge when he failed to turn up at court, and was later seen walking his dog with new girlfriend Anne-Marie (pictured) instead

Oh dear: Ant angered a judge when he failed to turn up at court, and was later seen walking his dog with new girlfriend Anne-Marie (pictured) instead

A source told The Daily Express: ‘Ant has agreed that Lisa is going to get half of everything. He was told that he did not have to be there so he was shocked at the judge having a go at him.’

Ant has since apologised for missing the High Court hearing after the judge ‘told him off’ over the no show.

Instead of going to the hearing, the presenter, 42, was was seen walking Labrador Hurley on Wimbledon Common with former PA and new partner Anne-Marie, also 42. 

In snaps taken while the hearing was going on at the Royal Courts of Justice, Ant looked at ease as he strolled along the grass in the mild autumn weather.

Fortune: Friends of the star have said he is ready to pay Lisa £30million to draw a line under their marriage and end the legal wrangle

Fortune: Friends of the star have said he is ready to pay Lisa £30million to draw a line under their marriage and end the legal wrangle

Fortune: Friends of the star have said he is ready to pay Lisa £30million to draw a line under their marriage and end the legal wrangle

 

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