Ant McPartlin

  1. Man called police over Britain's Got Talent host

    A man has been jailed after calling police to complain Britain's Got Talent star Ant McPartlin was still on TV after his drink driving conviction.

    David Kates-Lowick, of Oldford Rise, Welshpool, admitted breaching an order by contacting Dyfed-Powys Police when it was not a genuine police matter.

    Newcastle-born Mr McPartlin, pictured on the left below, went into rehab after a drink driving conviction in 2018.

    Kates-Lowick, 57, who was subject to a suspended sentence, was jailed for 19 weeks at Llandudno Magistrates' Court.

    James Neary, prosecuting, said four calls were made to the police force in three days, during which Kates-Lowick told call handlers he was frustrated Mr McPartlin could still drive and be on TV when others would have lost their job.

    The court heard Kates-Lowick has "significant mental health issues".

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    Ant McPartlin (pictured left with Dec on Britain's Got Talent)
  2. Ant and Dec sorry for impersonating people of colour

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    Ant and Dec have apologised for impersonating people of colour on Saturday Night Takeaway.

    The Newcastle duo concealed their real identities with darker make-up and prosthetics in order to pull pranks on famous people.

    Ant and Dec

    In a statement on Wednesday, they said they were "sincerely sorry" and had requested ITV remove the 2003 and 2004 sketches from its catch-up service.

    Their apology follows widespread Black Lives Matter protests, in the US and the UK, over the death of George Floyd.

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  3. Ant & Dec bid for 19th TV presenters award

    Geordie duo Ant and Dec are up for yet another National Television Award after being reunited on the small screen.

    The pair are shortlisted in the best TV presenter category for the 19th year.

    Ant & Dec

    They scooped the title at last year's ceremony, voted for by viewers, despite Ant McPartlin having been off-screen for much of the time.

    Holly Willoughby filled in for Ant in the jungle in 2018 following his arrest for drink-driving but he was back with Dec fronting I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! together in November 2019.

    The Britain's Got Talent hosts face competition from Graham Norton, Bradley Walsh, Willoughby and Phillip Schofield at the 25th anniversary of the TV gongs.

    In the talent show category, Simon Cowell's X Factor is absent.

  4. Geordie duo reunited to scoop 'shock' award

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    It has been another golden year for Geordie duo Ant and Dec, who were named as best presenters for the 18th time in a row at the National Television Awards.

    The award came as a surprise for the pair, following Ant's drink-drive conviction last year and subsequent absence from screens.

    Ant and Dec

    Ant appeared emotional describing the win as a "shock".

    Bodyguard and Emmerdale were the biggest winners of the night, both taking home two awards.

    I'm A Celebrity also came out on top, beating Love Island and Graham Norton to the best entertainment award.

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    Video caption: NTAs 2019: Ant 'genuinely shocked' by win

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