Ant McPartlin has reportedly found love again with his personal assistant, Anne-Marie Corbett.
The TV presenter is said to have grown close to the mum-of-two, 42, after his marriage to make-up artist Lisa Armstrong broke up and his life spiralled out of control.
But friends say troubled Ant, who is also 42, is now smiling again after falling for Anne-Marie.
She is said to have supported him through the drink-driving and rehab ordeals of the last few months.
And friends say her unwavering support has been instrumental in seeing him on the road to recovery.
She has been pictured with him several times, including walking Ant’s dog with him in April after he left rehab.
A friend told The Sun on Sunday: “He’s had a tough time of it, but Anne-Marie has put a smile back on his face again. She has been his rock.
“They have been living in each other’s pockets, day in, day out.”
It was reported that although it is early days for their relationship, Ant credits her for pulling him back from the brink.
The friend added: “Everyone is hoping he can put the worst year of his life behind him and find happiness again. Both of them deserve it.”
Anne-Marie was with him when he was taken to a police station after his drink-drive arrest and again when he had to appear in court.
The I’m A Celebrity presenter was fined £86,000 and given a 20-month road ban.
While Ant has split from his wife, make-up artist Lisa, Anne-Marie split from her husband Scott last October. They have two children together.
There is no suggestion Ant was linked in any way to Anne-Marie marriage break-up.
Ant announced he was divorcing his wife of 11 years back in January but there have been no divorce hearings in court so far.
Ant’s new relationship follows that of Dec who also got together with a woman who worked for him.
Dec, 42, is expecting his first child with wife Ali Astall who works as the pair’s manager.
A spokesman for Ant declined to comment when approached by The Sun. Mirror Online has also contacted him.