TV presenter Ant McPartlin has admitted that he voted for the Tories in the last general election – but added that his family would be “very angry” if they found out. 

Ant – who returns to screens with cohort Declan Donnelly on Saturday night for a new series of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, revealed his decision in an interview with Guardian Weekend magazine.

He said that while he had always voted Labour until 2010, he changed his mind when the last election rolled around.

“Which would make a lot of my family up north very angry,” he admitted, saying: “I haven’t actually told them, so when they read this they’ll go ‘what?’ But they certainly couldn’t give an argument for Labour for me at the moment – not a valid one.”

However he added: “Then again, I’d struggle to give an argument for voting Conservative at the moment.”

The 37-year-old also admitted in the interview that he and Dec had taken drugs in the past.

In the interview, the Britain’s Got Talent hosts also admitted taking drugs.

“Years ago we took drugs, yeah,” Ant confessed. 
“But we’re not really druggy people, that’s the thing.”

“I think you either go into that crowd as a kid or you don’t, and we didn’t,” he added. “We found the love of alcohol very early on and we stayed with it.”