Ant McPartlin celebrates 44th birthday with Declan Donnelly

Ant McPartlin celebrates his 44th birthday with girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett and Declan Donnelly after I’m A Celebrity return

Ant McPartlin celebrated his 44th birthday in style on Sunday night. 

After making his grand return to I’m A Celebrity, the presenter rung in the milestone with his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett, Declan Donnelly, Dec’s wife Ali Astall and baby Isla, 14 months. 

Ant kicked off the celebrations with a non-alcoholic drink and even donned a large inflatable crown as the group enjoyed dinner at The Crafty Cows Restaurant. 

Party-time! Ant McPartlin celebrated his 44th birthday in style on Sunday night

Ant appeared in jubilant spirits as he chatted away to Anne-Marie, while Dec, 44, doted on his daughter Isla. 

The I’m A Celebrity host was casually-clad in a green polo T-shirt and khaki shorts, while Anne-Marie dressed for the sunny climes in a beachy white striped midi-dress.   

A tee-total Ant enjoyed a chilled beverage with the meal and was joined by a host of pals.

Happy birthday! After making his grand return to I’m A Celebrity, the presenter rung in the milestone with Declan Donnelly, Dec’s wife Ali Astall and baby Isla, 14 months

Birthday boy: Ant kicked off the celebrations with a non-alcoholic drink as the group enjoyed dinner at The Crafty Cows Restaurant

Overjoyed: During the celebrations, Ant shared a laugh with some of his guy friends

Loved-up: Ant appeared in jubilant spirits as he chatted away to Anne-Marie and lovingly caressed her face 

During the celebrations, Ant looked every inch the birthday boy in his golden crown and shared a laugh with some of his guy friends. 

Ant had plenty to celebrate as he made his long-awaited return to I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, after his much-publicised break from the show.

The presenter joked he’d taken a ‘year off’ after Dec struggled to deliver a line with the cheeky quip: ‘I’ve had a year off what’s your excuse?’

Royalty: During the celebrations, Ant looked every inch the birthday boy in his golden crown

Smitten: Ant couldn’t take his eyes off Anne-Marie as he stood by the bar 

Making his return: Ant looked relieved to have the I’m A Celebrity launch show done and dusted

Soaking up the sun: The I’m A Celebrity host was casually-clad in a green polo T-shirt and khaki shorts

Bonding: Ali and Anne-Marie chatted away as the group sat in the restaurant booth 

After the live show, the cast and crew pulled out all the stops to make Ant’s 44th birthday one to remember. 

The presenter was lavished with a giant chocolate cake which spelled out his name as well as balloons and banners.  

Sharing a photo of the decadent chocolate cake, which was littered with Smarties, Toblerone and M&Ms on Instagram, Ant wrote: ‘Big thanks to everyone at IAC for my amazing birthday cake!’ 

Well-loved: A host of Ant’s friends turned up to celebrate his birthday 

Wow! The presenter was lavished with a giant chocolate cake which spelled out his name as well as balloons and banners from the I’m A Celebrity team

Make a wish: Ant shared a video of himself blowing out candles on the decadent chocolate cake, which was littered with Smarties, Toblerone and M&Ms on Instagram

Special moment:  Ant wrote: ‘Big thanks to everyone at IAC for my amazing birthday cake!’

Achievement: Ant had plenty to celebrate as he made his long-awaited return to I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, after his much-publicised break from the show

Funnyman: The presenter joked he’d taken a ‘year off’ after Dec struggled to deliver a line with the cheeky quip: ‘I’ve had a year off what’s your excuse?’

Time out: Ant’s re-arrival on the show came after he took a break last year amid various personal woes, with Holly Willoughby stepping in to replace him

True friendship: Dec has been a pillar of support to Ant over the past year 

Life’s a beach: Anne-Marie dressed for the sunny climes in a white pinstripe midi dress and Ant appeared in a good mood as they left the restaurant clutching cards and presents 

Ant’s re-arrival on the show came after he took a break last year amid various personal woes, with Holly Willoughby stepping in to replace him. 

His presenting duties were originally suspended by ITV in March 2018 after he was arrested following a road collision with a green Mini and a maroon BMW.

Ant later pleaded guilty to driving under the influence at Wimbledon Crown Court. He was banned from driving for 20-months and fined a British record £86,000 for drink-driving.

 Health: Speaking in August 2018, the presenter confirmed he was taking a temporary break from all presenting duties in order to focus on his recovery 

Sociable: The presenter seemed to have plenty to talk about as they tucked into their food 

Best of friends: Ant and Dec sat next to each other during the dinner

Speaking in August 2018, the presenter confirmed he was taking a temporary break from all presenting duties in order to focus on his recovery.

In a statement, he said: ‘My recovery is going very well and for that to continue having spoken to Dec and ITV, I have made the decision to take the rest of the year off.

‘I’d like to thank both Dec and ITV for their continued support and I look forward to getting back to work in the new year.’

He’s back! Viewers were delighted to have Ant return to his I’m A Celeb hosting duties 

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