Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were joined by their glamorous wives Anne-Marie Corbett and Ali Astall at an addiction awareness event in London on Tuesday.
The Geordie duo, both 46, attended the engagement at the BAFTA headquarters in Piccadilly with supportive partners Anne-Marie, 43, and Ali, also 43.
The event, hosted by drug and alcohol dependence charity the Forward Trust, will be compared by Ant and Dec and will see the Duchess deliver a keynote address launching the ‘Taking Action on Addiction’ campaign.
Support: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were joined by their glamorous wives Anne-Marie Corbett and Ali Astall at an addiction awareness event in London on Tuesday (Dec and Ali pictured)
Ant, who has received treatment for drink and drug addiction, arrived in a dapper navy suit which he teamed with a light shirt.
Meanwhile his new wife Anne-Marie wowed in a form-fitting green midi dress teamed with black heels.
Ali looked smart in a black dress and overcoat as she held onto the arm of a suave-looking Dec as they made their way inside.
Glam: Anne-Marie (right) wowed in a form-fitting green midi dress teamed with black heels as she arrived with Ant (left)
Looking good: Anne-Marie was radiant in her emerald number which featured a black lace trim on the sleeves
Wow! The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in a bold red ensemble as she arrived
The Duchess of Cambridge, who became patron of the Forward Trust in June, will spend time hearing about how the charity’s work has helped people battling addiction and their families.
She will deliver a speech launching the new Taking Action on Addiction campaign, which will work to improve awareness and understanding of addiction, its causes and scale in society to enable more people to ask for and receive help.
The launch coincides with Addiction Awareness Week, running from 18 to 24 October, which aims to provide a platform to highlight the challenges of addiction, to engage with people and families affected, and to raise public awareness.
Couple: Ali looked smart in a black dress and overcoat as she held onto the arm of a suave-looking Dec as they made their way inside
Out and about: The Geordie duo, both 46, attended the engagement at the BAFTA headquarters in Piccadilly
Over the last ten years, the Duchess’s experience working with addiction charities has helped lay the groundwork for her understanding of the complexities of mental health and has informed much of her work on the early years.
Experiences in early childhood, before the age of five, are proven to have significant impact on adult lives, including resilience and the ability to cope with adversity.
Addiction is also close to Ant and Dec’s hearts. Ant has faced several hardships in recent years, going through a divorce from wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong, and entering rehab for alcohol and drug addiction.
Journey: Addiction is also close to Ant (pictured) and Dec’s hearts. Ant has faced several hardships in recent years, going through a divorce from wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong, and entering rehab for alcohol and drug addiction
Details: Ali accessorized her look perfectly with a smart black Gucci handbag
The presenter then took a break from presenting duties after he was arrested for drink-driving in March 2018, while he and Dec were still hosting Saturday Night Takeaway.
Ant told police he was ‘ashamed and mortified’ after crashing his car while drink-driving with his mother in the passenger seat.
The Forward Trust has been helping people break the destructive cycle of addiction and build positive and productive futures since 1991.
The Duchess of Cambridge became Patron of the Forward Trust in June 2021 when the charity merged with Action on Addiction, which was one of Her Royal Highness’ first Patronages in 2012.
It comes after Ant tied the knot for a second time with former PA Anne-Marie in early August. He was previously married to make-up artist Lisa, who he divorced in 2018.
Held at St Michael’s Church in Hampshire, Ant and Anne-Marie’s star-studded guest list included Best Man Declan, Phillip Schofield, Stephen Mulhern and Alesha Dixon.
Emotional Ant told how he ‘fought to hold it together’ when his new wife walked down the aisle during their nuptials.
The TV star spoke candidly about the moment, and said: ‘When Anne-Marie walked into the church, I had to fight to hold it together as she looked so beautiful,’ reported The Sun.
All smiles: Dec looked in great spirits as he arrived at the event hosted by the The Duchess
Following rehab, Ant took a year out from TV and he and Lisa parted ways, with their divorce being finalised in April 2020.
According to reports, during his heartfelt monologue, he also thanked Anne-Marie’s mother for allowing him to marry her daughter, as well as honouring his own mum.
TV co-host Dec told guests how Ant was the ‘best friend a man could have’, and also read aloud a prayer.
Ant was married to Lisa Armstrong for 12 years. The pair, who were together for 23 years, confirmed their split in 2018, following Ant’s stint in rehab the previous year where he sought treatment for his painkiller addiction.
Beauty: Kate, 39, donned a pleated scarlet midi skirt and a matching fitted turtleneck for the engagement