Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I'm a Celeb Get Me out of This! 'DRINK-DRIVE' ANT BACK HOME AT 3am'ant Seemed Furious and Was Shouting at His Mum. She Was Trying to Calm Him Down'

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I'm a Celeb Get Me out of This! 'DRINK-DRIVE' ANT BACK HOME AT 3am'ant Seemed Furious and Was Shouting at His Mum. She Was Trying to Calm Him Down'

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Byline: Justin Davenport, John Dunne and Barney Davis

ANT MCPARTLIN sneaked back into his home in the early hours today after his arrest for drink-driving.

The star of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, 42, was at the wheel of his Mini in Richmond at about 4pm yesterday when he was involved in a collision with two other cars.

Police said a 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drinkdriving after failing a roadside breathalyser test. Several people were treated at the scene for minor injuries and a child who was Continued on Page 7 Continued from Page 1 in one of the cars was taken to hospital as a precaution. The Met said McPartlin was "taken to a south London police station for questioning and has since been released under investigation".

The TV presenter was spotted arriving home in Chiswick just after 3am.

McPartlin is said to have been driving home with his mother Christine from walking his dog, less than 24 hours after performing on his ITV show with Declan Donnelly, when he lost control of his black Mini at a roundabout on Lower Richmond Road.

He was in collision with a green Mini containing a couple and their young child and then crashed into a maroon BMW. McPartlin, his mother and his dog, Hurley, were unhurt.

A mother of two, who lives nearby, said: "We thought it was an explosion from the police training centre at first but then we saw the flashing lights. It was so loud with the metal crushing. Then the car alarm was ringing out. Everyone turned up and the fire engines and the police closed the road."

Witness Amy Cassie, 23, said: "Ant seemed furious after crashing the car and was shouting at his mum who was also in the car. She was trying to get him to calm down.

"The police took him to the back of the police car to remove him from the situation. …

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