ANT McPartlin is reportedly studying fine art in rehab.
The troubled TV star, 42, is said to have taken up the creative hobby in a bid to beat booze and painkiller addiction.
Getty – Contributor Ant McPartlin has reportedly taken up art classes as he battles booze addiction
According to the Daily Star, the I’m A Celebrity host has visited several galleries.
It quotes a friend as saying: “Ant’s life has spiralled out of control in recent months and he’s determined to get back on track.
“After leaving rehab earlier this year he decided to take time out so he could focus fully on his recovery. It was then he had time to take more of an interest in art.
The pal added: “He has had time to study fine art in detail. He’s absolutely loved learning about it.”
A gallery employee said: “He has often asked questions of some of our gallery experts.
Getty – Contributor According to reports Ant has visited a string of galleries
Getty – Contributor A source claims Ant has made friends with gallery staff Iain Lee says Ant McPartlin is an inspiration to anyone suffering with addiction after his decision to take the rest of the year off on GMB
“We’ve also spotted him purchasing a number of items in the store. On one occasion he left with two huge bags full of stuff.”
Yesterday we revealed his estranged wife Lisa Armstrong has had secret meetings with Britain’s top divorce lawyer.
Following a month-long trip to LA, Lisa has returned to the UK ready to start negotiations over the Britain’s Got Talent host’s £62million fortune.
This week Ant confirmed he is taking the rest of the year off to focus on his recovery. That means he will not join Declan Donnelly in