Ant and Dec revealed in The One Show that how they were decided to be solo. Ant and Dec admitted that at one moment, we decided to split up when Ant McPartlin was arrested for Drink and drive in 2018. The duo is together for almost 30 years.
Ant McPartlin said, “When you take time out you have a chance to look at your life, look at what’s making you happy, look at what you can change and I was going through quite a lot at the time.”
He continues, “It was the best decision to take time out of work because that wasn’t the most important thing, I just had to get myself right and I did and we spoke a lot as friends, forgetting the career, and we decided that the best thing to do would be to get happy, get well and come back when I was better and that’s what we did.”
Then Declan Donnelly said, “t was an incredibly difficult time. For me, I just wanted to fulfil our obligations, I wanted to do the TV shows and keep them going, and then when the time was right, I knew we’d sit down together and decide what the future was going to hold for us both.
“But it was a really uncertain time. Both of us, individually, went away and thought about what the future could hold, would hold and what we wanted it to hold.”
“Ultimately, at the end of it all, out of the glare of everything, we sat down and we were very honest with each other, and we both realised what made us happiest was being together and working together and that’s how we wanted to continue.” Dec continued.