The mother of Declan Donnelly has spoken of her heartache over Ant McPartlin‘s battle with addiction. Anne Donnelly, who said she sees Ant as “like a son”, spoke to North News and Pictures about Ant’s recent stay in rehab, and admitted she hadn’t realised he had been suffering until she read about it in the news. “When I found out what he had been going through I was quite upset that he had been in that much pain,” she said. “We didn’t know how he was doing until we read about it. He has done so well, and we are all so proud of him. We are all so happy with the news. I’m really proud of Ant,” she added.