- Fans claimed the TV presenter 'didn't look right' during the live programme
- His return to the series follows a difficult year for Ant, who checked into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse last year
- The beloved host also announced he was divorcing long-time wife Lisa Armstrong last month
- Saturday Night Takeaway is the first show Ant has hosted live since confirming his divorce, though he returned to work on Britain's Got Talent in January
It was a much-anticipated return to TV following the announcement he is divorcing Lisa Armstrong.
But Ant McPartlin sparked concern from viewers as he returned to Saturday Night Takeaway with his presenting partner Declan Donnelly.
Viewers rushed to Twitter to say something 'didn't seem right' about Ant, 42, as he returned to his hosting duties, despite others furiously arguing he looked better than ever.
Everything OK? Ant McPartlin sparked concern from viewers as Saturday Night Takeaway made a spectacular return to TV
Following his return to prime-time TV, viewers noted that Ant appeared red-faced and struggled to deliver some of his lines on the auto-cue.
Taking to Twitter, fans expressed their concern for Ant, following a difficult year for the presenter, which saw him split from wife Lisa and spend time in rehab for a painkiller addiction.
One viewer wrote: 'Ant looks a bit anxious to me...a bit panicky hope he's ok.'
Another tweeted: 'Ant just doesn't look right someone help him!'
representative for Ant were contacted for comment.
Worried: Fans commented that Ant struggled to deliver his lines during the launch show, with others also saying he looked slightly red-faced
'Hope he's ok!' Fans tweeted their concern during the live show, following a troubled year for Ant which saw him split from wife Lisa and enter rehab for a painkiller addiction
However, some fans furiously argued that Ant seemed back on form following his recent troubles, expressing their delight at seeing him and Dec back on screen again.
One tweeted: 'Ant and Dec never fail to put a smile on my face!! Love them I do.'
Another wrote: 'Ant and Dec have got me creasing,' while a third added: 'Ant and Dec are so cute!!!'
Beloved: Other viewers argued that Ant looked better than ever, and were thrilled to see him back on screen with presenting partner Dec
They're back! Ant and Dec made a sensational return to TV on Saturday, as the much-loved show began its 15th series
Ant and Dec made their sensational return to Saturday nights this weekend, in a launch show that featured guests Kylie Minogue and Olly Murs.
Joined by co-host Scarlett Moffatt, the pair faced one of their biggest challenges yet, as they went head-to-head in a monster truck mashup which saw Ant come out victorious.
And in honour of guest Kylie, the duo dressed up in numerous looks from the iconic popstar's most famous videos, as part of a show-stopping End of the Show Show.
Dynamic duo: Saturday Night Takeaway returned on Saturday with more pranks, surprises and hilarious moments
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