Ant McPartlin was live on TV screens across the country just 20 hours before his crash.
The 42-year-old co-hosted Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway with his longtime telly partner Declan Donnelly at 7.30pm on Saturday night.
He was later seen that night relaxing at ITV studios in London with friends and other colleagues the show.
The presenter, dressed in a white shirt, was pictured enjoying a drink and a smoke and chatting with pals.
The 42-year-old co-hosted Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway with his longtime telly partner Declan Donnelly at 7.30pm on Saturday night
Ant McPartlin had presented ‘Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’ just a day before his arrest
Anthony McPartlin holding a cigarette outside ITV Studios in London after Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on Saturday night
On Sunday afternoon he had walked his dog, Hurley, with his mother, Christine, near Richmond Park – a place he often likes to take his pooches for a stroll.
It was at 4pm that day, on his way back from walking with Christine and Hurley, that things took a dramatic turn for the worse.
The troubled television personality allegedly crashed his black Mini after losing control of his vehicle on a roundabout, which veered into the opposite side of the road and collided with a green Mini, which had a young girl and couple inside.
After the immdediate impact of the crash, McPartlin’s Mini then spun around and hit a maroon BMW before eventually coming to a halt on the opposite side of the road.
His mother Christine was in the car at the time and the pair are thought to have been heading home after walking his dog, a chocolate Labrador called Hurley.
Amy Cassie, 23, who helped McPartlin’s mother get out of the car, told the Daily Mirror: ‘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.
Ant McPartlin outside ITV studios with friends and colleagues in London after Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on Saturday
The presenter, dressed in a white shirt, was pictured enjoying a drink and a smoke and chatting with pals
The green Mini, in 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
The pieces of another black vehicle, possibly Ant McPartlin’s Mini, which was involved in the three-vehicle collision
A three-year-old girl was taken to hospital after the I’m A Celebrity presenter lost control of his black Mini and crashed into two cars at around 4pm yesterday in Richmond, southwest London. Pictured is the smashed green Mini, which the young girl was in
McPartlin’s distinctive black with red stripes Mini can be seen covered in a blue tarpaulin at the scene on the A3003 Lower Richmond Road, Twickenham
Pictured is Lower Richmond Road in south west London, where Ant McPartlin crashed into two cars
‘The couple in the green Mini were really shaken up and their child, who was a girl, could only have been about three years old.
‘Ant and his mum didn’t seem to have any injuries, but the mum in the green car had split her lip and the side of her face was very red.’
McPartlin, who is worth £60million, failed a roadside breathalyser test and was arrested by police and spent 10 hours in custody. The Metropolitan Police confirmed the TV presenter had been released ‘under investigation’.
He was spotted arriving home just before 3am this morning, following his arrest.
Ant McPartlin arrives back at his west London home at 3am today after his alleged drink-drive car crash