THE future of Ant McPartlin's career has been the focus of huge interest since his drink- driving shame. But the troubled telly star has received the ultimate blessing to return to our screens from the woman with all the power — ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall. The channel boss revealed telly favourite Ant will be making a comeback on ITV — but wouldn’t be pushed into anything too soon. Carolyn said: “He will come back when he’s well and when he is ready. “ITV will not be putting him under any pressure to come back unless he’s well and fit enough to return.” Many in the industry thought Ant had been too quick to return to the day job when he crashed his car in Richmond, South West London, back in March. He was more than twice the legal limit when his vehicle was in collision with another car containing five people — including a four-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to drink-driving in April. After being fined a record … [Read more...] about ITV boss reveals channel favourite Ant McPartlin will be making a comeback after drink-driving shame
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ANT McPartlin’s pals have pleaded with his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong to “let him move on”. In a new report, those close to Ant, 42, also claimed their relationship “ended last summer” and insisted he “wished Lisa well”. The Sun exclusively revealed the pair had ended their marriage in January. Yesterday, the Geordie TV star went public with his new girlfriend, Anne-Marie Corbett who had been the couple’s personal assistant. Lisa lashed out on social media, even reaching out to Anne Marie’s ex-husband Scott on Twitter. Now his pals have said it’s time for them to close the door on their 11 year marriage. An insider told The Mirror: “It’s time Ant is allowed to live his life. “It’s been 10 months now – everyone needs to move on...” This evening The Sun revealed how Ant and Lisa were locked in a battle over jewellery. A source said his legal team wanted the gems, including necklaces and rings … [Read more...] about Ant McPartlin’s pals say ex Lisa Armstrong ‘should let him move on’ and claim they ‘split last summer’
ANT McPartlin’s new lover is furious after his estranged wife portrayed her as a close friend who betrayed her, telling pals: “She sacked me.” Anne-Marie Corbett, 42, has been growing close to Ant during recent months after previously working as a personal assistant to the star and his wife Lisa. But friends say the two women clashed regularly while working together, with Anne-Marie believing Lisa, 41, never liked her — before she eventually fired her. After news of Ant’s new relationship was revealed, Lisa tweeted: “She was my friend and OUR PA who I let into OUR home.” But a source close to Ant, 42, hit back, insisting: “Anne-Marie is really upset at the way Lisa is trying to portray them as great friends. “It’s really unfair – she’s trying to make out this is some sort of betrayal, but that just isn’t the case. “She hated working for Lisa and they didn’t get on well at all. They often clashed. … [Read more...] about Ant’s new lover says his ex-wife sacked her as his PA and ‘always hated’ her
LISA Armstrong and Ant McPartlin's marriage is over despite reports she's supported him on his post-rehab recovery. Here is the lowdown on Lisa and her relationship with the much-loved Saturday Night Takeaway host... Who is Lisa Armstrong? What is her background? Lisa Armstrong, 41, was born October 26, 1976, in Oxford. She started her career as a dancer but in 1994 joined the band Deuce. Their debut single Call It Love was released in January 1994 and entered the UK charts at number 21, working its way up to peak at number 11. The band went on to release two more singles and an album before splitting up in 1997. When did Lisa Armstrong meet Ant McPartlin? How long have they been married? The couple met at a pop concert at Newcastle City Hall in 1994, when she was performing with Deuce and he was performing with his best pal Declan Donnelly in their band PJ & Duncan. After a lengthy romance Ant proposed to her whilst on holiday in Dubai on April 26, 2005. They … [Read more...] about Who is Lisa Armstrong? Ant McPartlin’s estranged wife and Britain’s Got Talent make-up artist
BRITAIN'S Got Talent is back on our screens for the 2018 instalment of the talent show. But will Declan Donnelly be hosting the show without his sidekick Ant McPartlin? Here is what you need to know... Will Ant Mcpartlin present Britain's Got Talent? The audition rounds of the show were filmed in January and February, before Ant was arrested and subsequently plead guilty to drink-driving on March 18. Ant crashed his Mini in South West London, which left a three-year-old girl in hospital. This means that for a few weeks, during the audition rounds, Ant will be hosting BGT alongside Dec. However, when the live-semi finals kick off at the end of May, Dec will be presenting alone. A spokesman for the show confirmed: "Declan Donnelly will host Britain’s Got Talent live shows on his own while Ant McPartlin 'steps down from his TV commitments for now'." A statement from Ant's publicist said he would be stepping down from TV commitments for the "foreseeable future" while he checks … [Read more...] about Why is Ant McPartlin presenting Britain’s Got Talent 2018 and will Declan Donnelly host the BGT live shows alone?