Ant McPartlin's ex-wife Lisa Armstrong 'wishes him well' after offering olive branch to mark end of ITV show

Ant McPartlin's ex-wife Lisa Armstrong 'wishes him well' after offering olive branch to mark end of ITV show

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Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 24/04/2024

- 15:53

The couple were married for 11 years before splitting in 2018

Ant McPartlin's ex-wife Lisa Armstrong has reportedly wished him "well" after offering a gesture of support as he and Dec Donnelly wrapped up their Saturday Night Takeaway show after 22 years.

As the duo became emotional over the end of an era moment, Armstrong seemed to put her past with McPartlin behind her with an olive branch, which she has since explained further.

McPartlin and Armstrong had been together for 23 years and married for 11 when they decided to split in 2018.

The marriage ended acrimoniously, with McPartlin soon after moving on with their former PA Anne-Marie Corbett.

While there seemed to be a lot of animosity between thee former couple, Armstrong surprised fans when she liked a post marking ant and Dec's time on Saturday Night Takeaway.

The post read: "After 20 years this amazing show is coming to a end it's been a real joy & pleasure to have been there from the beginning, & in my 30 year career in showbiz I've worked with some brilliant people but these two are simply the best! Great friendships & memories made.”

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong

Lisa seemed to offer an olive branch recently


The Strictly Come Dancing make-up artist's gesture comes as McPartlin, 48, is set to become a dad as Corbett, 46, is heavily pregnant with their child.

An insider has stated Armstrong is ready to move on as they told Closer: "Lisa got really emotional seeing Ant do his last Saturday Night Takeaway and it understandably stirred up a lot of memories for her.

"She’s found herself feeling nostalgic and genuinely wanted to show some love, support and respect to Ant, because she’s always said that he’s an incredibly hard worker.

"They went on to say she found end ending of the show "cathartic".

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong

The couple got married in 2006 before splitting in 2018


"With Ant bidding farewell to such a big part of his career, which Lisa was originally a part of, it felt like a good time to try to bury the hatchet, and she wants them to get along," they added.

The final episode of ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway saw both men holding back tears as they presented the send-off.

McPartlin told viewers: “It's been an honour and a privilege to have made the show and been part of your Saturday nights for 22 years.”

Donnelly continued: “When we started this back in 2002 we both thought we'd be lucky if we got to do this for maybe a couple of years.

Ant and Dec

Ant and Dec bid farewell to their long-running series Saturday Night Takeaway earlier this month


“So what's happened has honestly been beyond our wildest dreams, We have truly adored every second of making this show.”

While some fans were just as emotional, others expressed their disappointment with the final episode.

Several criticised the choice of content in the final instalment, with some taking to social media to question why something more special wasn’t aired.

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