Ant and Dec delight fans with selfie on Ant’s first day back at work

The boys are back together!

Ant and Dec

by Alex Ross |
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After taking a year off from all showbiz duties to focus on his recovery, Geordie TV presenter Ant McPartlin returned to work today (Friday 18th January), joining his best friend and co-host Dec Donnelly for the first set of Britain's Got Talent 2019 auditions.

To celebrate the pair being back together, the boys shared a selfie on their shared social media account, writing, '#BGT 2019. Audition day 1. The boys are back in town.' [sic]

Excited fans were quick to comment on the photo, with many complimenting Ant on how 'well' he looks.

One fan wrote, 'Welcome back Ant great to see you two back together xxx', with another writing, 'Amazing! Looking good ant 😉♥️'. Another then added, 'Aww you are looking so well and relaxed lovely to see you looking happy again ant and glad to see you boys back together as you should be this is pure happiness ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️'. [sic]

After getting arrested and later being charged with drink driving following an incident in 2018, Ant made the decision to take time off from showbiz, missing the live Britain's Got Talent shows and the 2018 series of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Ant and Dec
©Ant and Dec © Getty Images

Despite This Morning host Holly Willoughby stepping in and doing an amazing job, both Ant and Dec have been nominated in the Best Presenter category at this year's National Television Awards.

The pair have been crowned the winners of the Best Presenter award since the show first started way back in 2001, and this year they are up against Bradley Walsh, Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Graham Norton.

See the full list of nominations for the NTAs 2019 below:


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Quiz Show

The Chase8 Out Of 10 Cats Does CountdownPointlessA League of Their OwnCatchphrase

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CREDIT: BBC Pictures

New Drama

Killing EveGirlfriendsThe CryA Discovery Of WitchesBodyguard

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CREDIT: ITV Pictures

Talent Show

Dancing On IceThe Voice UKThe X FactorBritain's Got TalentStrictly Come Dancing

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CREDIT: BBC Pictures


Doctor WhoPeaky BlindersOur GirlCasualtyCall The Midwife

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CREDIT: Getty Images

TV Presenter

Ant & DecHolly WilloughbyPhillip SchofieldGraham NortonBradley Walsh

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CREDIT: Channel 4

Factual Entertainment

The Great British Bake OffGoggleboxPaul O'Grady: For The Love Of DogsAmbulanceDIY SOS: The Big Build

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CREDIT: Getty Images

Drama Performance

Richard Madden as Sgt David Budd - BodyguardMichelle Keegan as L.Cpl Georgie Lane - Our GirlJodie Comer as Villanelle - Killing EveJodie Whittaker as The Doctor - Doctor WhoCillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby - Peaky Blinders

NTA8 of 14

The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!Ant & Dec's Saturday Night TakeawayAll Round To Mrs Brown'sThe Graham Norton ShowLove Island

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Serial Drama

Coronation StreetEastEndersEmmerdaleHollyoaks

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Serial Drama Performance

Lucy Pargeter as Chas Dingle in EmmerdaleBonnie Langford as Carmel Kazemi in EastEndersJack P Shepherd as David Platt in Coronation StreetDanny Dyer as Mick Carter in EastEndersEmma Atkins as Charity Dingle in Emmerdale

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CREDIT: Getty Images


Peter Kay's Car ShareJack Whitehall: Travels With My FatherBenidormMrs Brown's BoysThe Big Bang Theory

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CREDIT: BBC Pictures


Ricky Champ as Stuart Highway in EastEndersJames Moore as Ryan Stocks in EmmerdaleAedan Duckworth as Oliver Morgan in HollyoaksAlexandra Mardell as Emma Brooker in Coronation StreetNeet Mohan as Dr Rashid 'Rash' Masum in Casualty

NTA13 of 14


Good Morning BritainThe Jeremy Kyle ShowThis MorningSunday BrunchLoose Women

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TV Judge

Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent and The X FactorRobert Rinder on Judge RinderDavid Walliams on Britain's Got TalentRobbie Williams on The X FactorLouis Tomlinson on The X Factor

This year's National Television Awards take place at The O2 in London on 22nd January, with both Ant and Dec expected to be in attendance.

You can vote your favourites at the NTAs right here.

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