The supportive mother of television star Ant McPartlin was today seen leaving his house after he was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.
Christine Woodhall has been a rock to her 42-year-old son over the past year, which has seen him spend two months in rehab because of his addiction to painkillers.
She is believed to have moved in with her son and has comforted him after he announced that he is separating from his wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong.
The Saturday Night Takeaway star was arrested on Sunday afternoon after he failed a breathalyser test in south west London.
Ant McPartlin’s mother has been seen for the first time (pictured today, leaving his home), leaving his London home, after he was arrested on suspicion of drink driving
Ant McPartlin arrives back at his west London home around 3am today after his alleged drink-drive car crash
The green Mini (pictured today), which a young girl and a couple were in, that was involved in the three-vehicle collision in south-west London which saw McPartlin arrested on suspicion of drink-driving
On Monday, his mother got into the back of a black Mercedes van which pulled up at his house in Chiswick, west London.
She was with her son after he was spotted returning home at 3am on Monday morning following his arrest yesterday.
A driver was seen removing several bags from the boot before Ms Woodhall, looking tired and shaken, jumped in the back before she was whisked away.
Several minutes later the van was seen arriving at the nearby home of Ant’s estranged wife Lisa to collect the couple’s dog.
The driver went into the four-storey townhouse before emerging shortly after with the chocolate Labrador.
He then took the energetic pooch into the back of the black car, which was parked on the road, through a sliding door before driving away.
The man did not comment during the brief visit to the home, where Ant’s wife remained holed up this morning.
His visit came only five minutes after a dog-walker returned with the pet following an hour-long walk. She also declined to comment on Ant’s arrest.
Ms Woodhall has been photographed walking with her son in Richmond Park and the surrounding areas in recent months.
The much-loved television presenter has just returned from a trip to Blackpool where he has been filming the Britain’s Got Talent auditions and seemed in high spirits in January this year
Sporty: Ant seemed in good spirits on the outing, collecting sticks to throw for the pooches and chasing the dogs around the park in January 2018
It is still unclear whether Ant McPartlin (pictured with co-host Dec Donnelly) will present Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend
McPartlin received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for his services to entertainment and broadcasting in January last year along with his presenting partner, Declan Donnelly.
Six months later, McPartlin said he was entering a rehabilitation centre following a battle with depression, alcohol and substance abuse.
He revealed he had been addicted to strong painkillers after a failed knee operation in 2015.
He later described how he had hidden pills in different places to avoid his addiction being detected and said that, after undergoing another botched operation in June, he realised he needed help.