Ant McPartlin will be returning to work TOMORROW

It will be great to see him back

Ant and Dec

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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Last year was a tough year for award-winning TV presenter Ant McPartlin. Not only did he divorce from his wife Lisa Armstrong, he was arrested and later charged with drink driving, and then checked himself into rehab, before stepping down from all TV duties. However, following reports that Ant will RETURN to TV in the New Year, the good news has now been confirmed by Good Morning Britain's Richard Arnold.

Richard told the audience on this morning's show, "I can officially announce that after a year off Ant will start filming on the new series of BGT. Can you believe it's come around again? Oh how the time flies.

He continued, "They're reuniting on Friday for the auditions of course, getting underway in London on Friday before the rest of the BGT continue their search for talent next month."

Co-host Susanna Reid then added, "And he'll [Ant] still clean up next week at the National Television Awards," referring to the nomination that Ant has received for Best Presenter at the awards ceremony.

Ant and Dec have been crowned the winners of the National Television Award for Best Presenter award since the show first started way back in 2001, but now, after nearly a year without Ant presenting, Dermot O'Leary has spoken out about Ant's nomination saying, "If Ant and Dec win it this year, we should just not do it anymore. If they win it, we may as well just chuck in the towel."

He told the Daily Star, "With the greatest respect to the boys, I think Holly [Willoughby] has had such a great year, and Graham [Norton]."

The award show's host later explained that Ant and Dec made the decision to be put up for the award together.

Auditions for the new series of Britain's Got Talent return this month, where thousands of contestants will hope they can follow in the footsteps of last year's winner, Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy.

Now take a look at previous Britain's Got Talent winners:

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Paul Potts

Paul Potts won the very first show in 2007 with his hugely impressive singing abilities.

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George Sampson

Break dancer George Sampson won the show in 2008 at the age of just 14-years-old.

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Diversity

Dance group Diversity won the show in 2009, with Ashley Banjo going on to become a TV presenter.

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Spellbound

The 2010 series also saw a dance group win in the form of Spellbound, pictured here performing with singer Katherine Jenkins that year.

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Jai McDowall

Singer Jai McDowall won the show in 2011.

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Ashleigh and Pudsey

Dog performing act Ashleigh and Pudsey were winners of the 2012 series. However, Pudsey sadly passed away in July 2017.

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Attraction

Another dance group won over the public in 2013, as Attraction used shadows and puppets to create beautiful spectacles - pictured here with Terry Crews.

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Collabro

Singing group Collabro wowed viewers in 2014 with their performances of musical theatre songs.

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Jules and Matisse

Britain's Got Talent saw its second dog act winner in 2015 with Jules and Matisse.

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Richard Jones

Magician Richard Jones won the hearts of the nation in 2016.

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Tokio Myers

Pianist and music producer Tokio Myers won the show in 2017, pictured here with BGT judge Amanda Holden.

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Lost Voice Guy

Lost Voice Guy, real name Lee Ridley, won in 2018.

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Colin Thackery

Colin Thackery won Britain's Got Talent in 2019.

Britain's Got Talent will return to our TV screens later this year.

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