Lisa Armstrong ‘AXED’ from Britain’s Got Talent as Ant McPartlin returns

She's worked on the show for 10 years!

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by Eden-Olivia Lord |

Lisa Armstrong has reportedly been axed from Britain's Got Talent following the news that her ex-husband Ant McPartlin is returning to the ITV show after his year-long break from TV.

Earlier this year, following months of speculation, Ant confirmed he was divorcing his wife after 11 years, he was then arrested for drink-driving and shortly afterwards the TV presenter returned to rehab.

Months later it came to light that the 43-year-old presenter had moved on and started dating his former PA and Lisa's former friend Anne-Marie Corbett.

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Since then, Ant and Lisa have officially divorced but it seems things could get bitter between the pair as the Mirror have reported that the 42-year-old makeup artist has been 'axed' from BGT.

It was recently confirmed that following his year-long break from TV, Ant will be returning to the ITV talent show in 2019 - however it's now been reported that his ex-wife will not return as it will be 'untenable' for them to work together.

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A source told the publication that she will not return to the show to ensure that Ant's return has no "unnecessary distractions".

They went on to say, "Although everyone is very fond of Lisa, it was clearly untenable to carry on working together. Ant and Dec are two of the most senior people on the show, sometimes these tough decisions have to be made."

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A friend of Lisa's went on to say that the makeup artist was aware she'd be dropped from the show because she's a freelancer, they added, "While Ant and Lisa are consummate professionals, executives want to create an environment in which he can thrive."

The news comes shortly after Lisa made a bold career move following her divorce - she'll appear on a reality TV show. The programme that will air next year aims to empower women and help boost their confidence, an insider explained, "Lisa has amazing experience in her role and she comes across so well on TV.

"She jumped at the chance to be involved and this show is right up her street. The show is all about helping women find their confidence and feel empowered."

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