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Simon Cowell addresses Ant McPartlin’s TV comeback

The TV presenter returned to Britain's Got Talent after his year-long break


Simon Cowell has opened up about Ant McPartlin’s return to television after his drink-driving ban.

Ant took a year off after he pleaded guilty to drink driving and was sentenced to a 20 month driving ban along with a £86,000 fine.

Simon appeared on Lorraine today to talk about the presenter’s return to Britain’s Got Talent and admitted: “It’s like it never happened.”

“I mean, that’s how, that’s when you know it’s comfortable because it’s just like we’re all back together again, we’re friends.”


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When asked about the scandal and Ant leaving, he answered: “These things happen. Yeah, I really did miss him.”

He continued: “Then I really felt for Dec last year because we really through him out there.”

Simon also revealed that Ant is doing well: “It’s the happiest I’ve seen him for a long, long time.”