ANT McPartlin has bought a £ 5 million mansion in South West London that he will renovate as part of his recovery from drug addicts and alcohol addiction.
The purchase means that he no longer lives next to his best friend and Declan Donnelly co-host, who will be half an hour away.
Lisa Armstrong, who got the first divorce phase this week from the host of the Saturday Night Takeaway by a judge, is expected to stay in the marital home.
A friend revealed: "Ant is very enthusiastic about his new home.
"The next few months will be difficult for him, since he is not in Australia with Dec for I & # 39; m A Celebrity.
"But this house offers him a new start.
"He is going to completely renovate it and make it his dream home.
"It is a big project for him that he will surrender himself before he goes back to work."
Ant & # 39; s girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett will not go to the new house of Ant because she lives in the neighborhood with her two children.
The friend added: "Ant and Anne-Marie are very happy, but they take it slowly.
"They do not come together – she lives with her children.
"And there is no involvement either."
Ant left his marital home in Chiswick, West London last October, and told friends that he needed "space" while struggling to save his marriage to Lisa.
He moved to a rented £ 1.6 million house just a few blocks from the £ 6 million house he'd lived with Lisa in.
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But in May he moved to a fenced property in South West London for more privacy during his recovery after a second visit to rehabilitation.
The £ 4.5 million house, which he thought it would rent for £ 12,000 a month, was eight miles from his marital home.
A removal bus was shown and removed the last items from the house that he shared with Lisa in July.