Ant McPartlin’s ex-wife Lisa moves to BGT spin-off to avoid backstage clashes
Ant McPartlin’s ex-wife Lisa Armstrong has been moved from Britain’s Got Talent to the spin-off show in order to avoid any “awkward encounters”.
Following the confirmation of their split, it has now been reported that make-up artist Lisa will no longer work as a beauty assistant on the main BGT show, but instead with Stephen Mulhern on ITV2’s Britain’s Got More Talent.
A source told The Sun: “Lisa has worked on BGT for years and is keen to continue as normal. She has friends there and enjoys being part of the show.
“She’s generally done Stephen’s make-up and helped other people but this year the plan is for her to work exclusively on the spin-off.”
The insider revealed ITV bosses are hoping to keep things “civilised” between the pair.
This week it was confirmed after months of speculation that Ant and Lisa had decided to separate “to do the right thing for [Ant’s] health”. The couple are to divorce after 11 years of marriage.
Ant’s spokesman said in a statement: “In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin.
“Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families.
“No further statement will be made.”