Ant McPartlin and wife granted divorce in 30 seconds

Lawrence Kim
October 19, 2018

TV star Ant McPartlin and his estranged wife Lisa Armstrong have been granted a divorce.

A statement from Ant's rep in January read: 'In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after eleven years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin.

The I'm A Celeb host and his high school sweetheart saw their 11-year marriage come to an end in a brief 30-second hearing at the Central Family Court in London this morning.

'Ant asks for privacy at this hard time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families.

Troubled McPartlin was banned from driving for 20 months in April after being involved in a auto accident while more than twice over the legal drink drive limit.

The couple married back in 2006, after meeting at a roadshow in Newcastle in the mid-1990s, while Lisa was a member of the pop group Deuce.

In 2017 McPartlin went into rehab to try to combat a struggle with an addiction to painkillers as a result of a knee operation in 2015.

McPartlin married make-up artist Lisa Armstrong in 2006.

Not longer after, Ant - whom Anne-Marie has appeared in public with more regularly recently after reportedly striking up a romantic relationship in June this year - was granted divorce from Lisa, with forms stating it was granted on the grounds of "adultery".

Following the incident, the presenter, who has worked alongside Declan Donnelly for almost 25 years, announced he was reducing his TV commitments.

The presenter, who has been partnered on-screen with real-life best friend Declan Donnelly for almost 25 years, announced he would reduce his TV commitments.

Ant chose to return to treatment after his arrest, leaving Dec to front the last two episodes of "Saturday Night Takeaway" by himself for the first time in their joint presenting career.

Despite stepping out of the spotlight, McPartlin is still in contention for an award at the National Television Awards.

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