Ant McPartlin has bought a new London house following his divorce – but the move will take him away from neighbour and BFF Declan Donnelly.
The 42-year-old is said to have bought a new £5 million pad in South London, 30 minutes from Dec who he lived next door to, with ex-wife Lisa Armstrong believed to be staying in the couples marital home.
It comes after this week he was granted a divorce from wife of 11 years Lisa, after admitting adultery on the court papers.
Ant is very excited about his new house, a source told The Sun: The next couple of months will be difficult for him, given hes not in Australia with Dec for Im A Celebrity.
But this house provides him a fresh start.
Its believed he plans to throw himself into renovating the home before he goes back to work next year.
The presenter has had a difficult year, having entered rehab after struggling with a two-year addiction to painkillers following a knee operation in 2015.
Then in April he was banned from the road for 20 months and fined £86,000 for driving while more than twice the legal limit following a three-car smash in South West London earlier that month.
He later announced he was stepping back from TV commitments and will not appear on the next series of Im a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, as well as Saturday Night Takeaway and the live shows of Britains Got Talent.
Hes currently dating Anne-Marie Corbett. She reportedly will not be moving into the new home with him, but does live close by with her children.
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Luckily, Dec is still close by, even though not neighbours, so still plenty of time for Ant and Dec dates.
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