It is believed that Ant was arrested at 4pm earlier today following a “three-car smash”.
Reports suggest that the stalwart face of ITV’s Mini veered into the wrong lane after a sharp bend on Lower Richmond Road in south west London.
The 42-year-old allegedly hit a green Mini and a BMW X5.
Express.co.uk has contacted a representative of Ant who declined to comment.
A witness at the time explained what they saw.
The source said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw who it was.
“There were about six or seven police cars in total.”
Another source told the publication: “I came on the scene moments after it happened and he was being escorted to the police car to be put in the back.
“Everyone was in a state of shock at who it was.
“I was driving past very slowly and Ant looked straight at me and I thought he looked tired. I was only about 3ft from him.
“His eyes looked very heavy and he had a solemn face – it looked like his world had just ended.”
The witness explained he was the only one being put in a police car.
A third explained the bang was so loud they thought it was a “train crash”.
“There’s a level-crossing nearby and I genuinely thought a train had wiped out a car,” they explained.
The witness added: “Near a bend in the road there were two badly damaged Minis which looked as though they’d collided and a BMW X5 — and people wandering around in shock.”
It is thought that a child passenger in one of the cars was taken to hospital for a precautionary check-up, according to the Met.