Richard Madeley has revealed he took the same drugs as Ant McPartlin. Ant, 41, is in rehab after admitting to substance abuse, including the painkiller Tramadol.

When commenting on the story, Richard confessed, “They seem to be saying it [Ant’s problems] started off with these very heavy painkillers, which I had to take about four months ago after I shattered my arm,’ he said. ‘The pain after the op was phenomenal and they gave me Tramadol.”

But luckily for Richard, 61, he quickly decided the drugs were too much for him. “I took one and I threw them away,’ he explained. ‘It killed the pain but I did not like the effect it had on me. I didn’t feel like me, I felt slightly transported, so I’m not surprised that’s developed into an issue.”

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