Ant McPartlin goes hand in hand with his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett as he returns to Australia prior to starting A'Emeb

Ant McPartlin went hand in hand with his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett when he returned to Australia before launching I & A in Celebrity next week.

With his appearance in Brisbane, the television presenter returned to his homeland for the first time since announcing that he would take a career break.

Ant grinned as he walked through the airport with Anne-Marie at his side. He was visibly pleased to be back after being replaced by Holly Willoughby last year.

He is back! Ant McPartlin went hand in hand with his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett when he returned to Australia before launching I & A in Celebrity next week

He is back! Ant McPartlin went hand in hand with his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett when he returned to Australia before launching I & A in Celebrity next week

Ant kept his airport attire casual as he put on a black jacket and trousers in the same color while rocking a pair of chunky white sneakers.

Ant prepared for the bright Australian sunshine and put on elegant black sunglasses that shielded his eyes from the rays.

Anne-Marie opted for a similar look as she wore a bomber jacket over a figure-hugging black mini dress with a pair of white pumps.

The former personal assistant wore her blond curls in a sleek, laid-back style, adding gentle make-up on her pink palette.

Supporting: With the appearance of the television presenter in Brisbane, he returned to the country for the first time since announcing that he will take a career break

Supporting: With the appearance of the television presenter in Brisbane, he returned to the country for the first time since announcing that he will take a career break

The other half of Ants dynamic partnership, Declan Donnelly, came to Down Under last week and spent a lot of time with his wife Ali Astall and Baby Isla.

Ants appearance marks another step back in the busy production schedule that Ant retired to focus on his personal problems in 2018.

His presentation duties were initially suspended by ITV in March after he was arrested following a collision with a green mini and a brown BMW.

Ant later pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of the Wimbledon Crown Court. He was not allowed to drive for 20 months and had to pay a fine of £ 86,000 for drinking and driving.

Smiley: Ant grinned as he crossed the airport with Anne-Marie at his side. He was clearly pleased to be back after being replaced by Holly Willoughby last year

Smiley: Ant grinned as he crossed the airport with Anne-Marie at his side. He was clearly pleased to be back after being replaced by Holly Willoughby last year

In August, the moderator confirmed that he had a temporary break from all presentation tasks in order to focus on his recovery.

In a statement, he said, "My recovery is going very well, and in order to keep talking with Dec and ITV, I have made the decision to release the rest of the year.

"I want to thank both Dec and ITV for their continued support, and look forward to getting back to work in the New Year."

Ants sudden absences led to the launch of the live finale on Saturday in Miami in December with support from Scarlett Moffatt and Stephen Mulherne.

He was later accompanied by Holly Willoughby for this year's I & A Celeb, with This Morning Star being called in as a temporary replacement.

After a five-month break, Ant returned to work for the British Got Talent auditions in January.

Inconvenient: The other half of Ants dynamic partnership, Declan Donnelly, arrived in the US last week and spends a lot of time with his wife Ali Astall and Baby Isla

Inconvenient: The other half of Ants dynamic partnership, Declan Donnelly, arrived in the US last week and spends a lot of time with his wife Ali Astall and Baby Isla

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