Ant McPartlin holds hands with Anne-Marie rbett before Manchester Britain's Got Talent auditions

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He has credited his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett for 'saving his life', after battling addiction, a drink-drive conviction and divorce.

And Ant McPartlin looked in jovial spirits as they stepped out hand-in-hand in Manchester on Sunday. 

The television presenter, 43, grabbed a coffee with Anne-Marie before heading to the Lowry Theatre to film another round of Britain's Got Talent auditions. 

Absolutely smitten: Ant McPartlin looked in jovial spirits as he stepped out hand-in-hand with his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett in Manchester on Sunday

Ant looked smart in a grey fitted blazer and matching baker boy hat, while Anne-Marie wrapped up in a comfy pink puffa jacket and blue cropped trousers.  

The television presenter paired the look with a navy jumper, denim jeans and Nike trainers. 

The pair couldn't take their eyes off one another as they headed to a cafe for their caffeine kick before heading to the Lowry Theatre.  

Caffeine-kick: The television presenter, 43, grabbed a coffee with Anne-Marie before heading to the Lowry Theatre to film another round of Britain's Got Talent auditions

Looking good: Ant looked smart in a grey fitted blazer and matching baker boy hat, while Anne-Marie wrapped up in a comfy pink puffa jacket and blue cropped trousers

Dapper: The television presenter paired the look with a navy jumper, denim jeans and Nike trainers

Ant McPartlin holds hands with Anne-Marie rbett before Manchester Britain's Got Talent auditions

Loved-up: The pair couldn't take their eyes off one another as they headed to a cafe for their caffeine kick before heading to the Lowry Theatre

Strike a pose! Ant's arrival in Manchester caused quite the stir, with the television presenter happily posing for photos with fans while Anne-Marie played photographer

Ant's arrival in Manchester caused quite the stir, with the television presenter happily posing for photos with fans while Anne-Marie played photographer.

The former PA has been throwing her support behind Ant, travelling around the UK while he films for the upcoming series of BGT. 

His return to BGT for auditions has firmly marked his return to TV since last year's troubles.  

Doting girlfriend: The former PA has been throwing her support behind Ant, travelling around the UK while he films for the upcoming series of BGT

Back to his best: His return to BGT for auditions has firmly marked his return to TV since last year's troubles

Windswept: The pair appeared a little windswept as they strolled through the street's of Manchester

Only eyes for her: Ant looked utterly besotted with Anne-Marie as they strolled side-by-side

High spirits: The pair flashed huge smiles on their walk through the city centre

His rock: Ant has credited his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett for 'saving his life', after battling addiction, a drink-drive conviction and divorce

Comfort: Anne-Marie paired her pink puffa jacket with black trainers and wore her blonde hair in a sleek straight style

After first seeking rehab treatment for his addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol in 2017, Ant then pleaded guilty to drink-driving in April last year after being involved in a three-car collision.

The series of incidents led to the star checking in for rehab treatment, while he also stepped away from his co-presenting gigs with sidekick Declan Donnelly. 

And Ant has credited Anne-Marie for guiding him on the straight and narrow, telling The Sun On Sunday: 'She’s a beautiful soul. We’re very happy. I’m in the best place I’ve been in my life, to be honest with you. It’s great.'

Thrilled: Ant has credited Anne-Marie for guiding him on the straight and narrow, he said: 'She’s a beautiful soul. We’re very happy'

Defensive: Ant was quick to back Anne-Marie by noting people 'had to be careful' when it came to judging the relationship of others

Ant's romance Anne-Marie was revealed in June of last year. And makeup artist Lisa soon hinted of betrayal on Anne-Marie's part when she tweeted soon after their relationship was revealed: 'Yeah My Friend and OUR Pa who I let into OUR home?'

Ant was quick to back Anne-Marie by noting people 'had to be careful' when it came to judging the relationship of others.

Complimenting his girlfriend yet again, he added: 'She is the most wonderful true woman. And the way we are and when people see us together they’ll see how honest and kind and happy we make each other.'

Raring to go: Ant certainly looked back to his best as he prepared for another day of filming 

Speaking further of ex Lisa, Ant admitted they 'don't talk' and 'haven't for a while.'

During the interview, he also hinted at not agreeing with the way Lisa handled their break-up, following her slew of 'liked' tweets regarding their failed romance and personal issues.

It emerged last month that Lisa had been left 'disgusted and devastated' after Ant credited Anne-Marie for 'saving his life'.   

Ant's relationship with Anne-Marie appears to be going from strength-to-strength, with the pair recently welcoming two new Maltipoo puppies, Milo and Bumble.  

New beginnings: Ant's relationship with Anne-Marie appears to be going from strength-to-strength, with the pair recently welcoming two new Maltipoo puppies, Milo and Bumble