Suzuki withdraw advertising campaign with Ant and Dec after they ‘recognise the seriousness of Ant’s drink-driving charge’

SUZUKI has revealed they are dropping their advertising campaign with Ant and Dec following Ant’s drink-driving charge.

In a statement on Twitter the car manufactures revealed that they “completely support Ant’s decision to seek treatment” but “recognise the seriousness of Ant’s charge”.

A spokesman for Suzuki GB said: “Suzuki are withdrawing their advertising campaign with Ant and Dec.

“No further material featuring the duo will be aired and Suzuki’s endorsement deal with the pair has come to an end.

“We agree with ITV and Ant and Dec that it was the correct decision not to broadcast Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend.

“As a car brand we recognise the seriousness of Ant’s charge.

“We completely support Ant’s decision to seek treatment.

“Suzuki will however continue to sponsor the last two episodes of this series of Saturday Night Takeaway with our current indents.

“Suzuki very much supports Dec and ITV’s decision to broadcast the shows and as headline sponsors we also want to support the competition winners who have won places on the plane to Florida for the series finale.

Fans took to Twitter to express their views on Suzuki’s decision to drop the Geordie duo.

One fan said: “The right decision given the nature of the charge against Ant.

“@suzukicarsuk can’t be seen to condone drink driving.”

Another said: Well I’m so sorry to [hear] this, Ant and Dec are great guys and I fully support them and wish them both all the best.

“Get well soon Ant and good luck Dec for the last two shows of takeaway xxx”

It comes days after Ant McPartlin was arrested in London after allegedly crashing his Mini into an on-coming car.

Ant’s TV partner in crime, Declan Donnelly, is set to present the final two episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway alone.

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