KERRY Katona has slammed Ant McPartlin for acting as though “nothing happened” when he made his TV return following his drink-drive crash last March.
The 38-year-old star has said that she is more heavily criticised than celebrity men because she is a woman and a single mum.
Refer to Caption Kerry has slammed Ant McPartlin’s easy return to work following his addiction battle
Speaking to The Mirror, Kerry ranted about the differing reactions they have received over their addiction issues.
The mother-of-five said: “I’ve had to work my a*** off to save my career yet with Ant, eight months later he’s back winning awards as if nothing has happened.
“He was driving a car p***** up and could have killed a child and he had his issues with drink and drugs.
“When I was on This Morning 10 years ago slurring my words due to bipolar medication, I’m still today crawling my way back up that ladder again.”
Getty Images – Getty Kerry has claimed that men and women are treated differently when it comes to addiction
Ant, 43, had a stint in rehab last year after he crashed his car while over the limit.
The TV favourite got a 20-month driving ban and took a step back from the spotlight so that he could work on his drink and drug addictions.
Earlier this year, fans were left stunned when Ant received the Best TV Presenter National Television Award alongside his usual co-host Declan Donnelly, despite his lengthy break from work.
Splash News Kerry says that she has faced more backlash than her celebrity male counterparts
Splash News Ant returned to work at the end of last year
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Kerry went on to insist that she was “proud” of Ant for managing to get sober, but claimed that female celebrities aren’t “as easily forgiven”.
She added: “Ant and people like Russell Brand and Robbie Williams, even the Rolling Stones, it’s all cool for them to be ex-drug addicts or have kids with different women.”
Kerry is currently appearing on E4 series Celebs Go Dating, where she was recently seen crying over first husband Brian McFadden, who she called “the only love of her life”.
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